Andrew and Tristan Tate cops seize £400,000 in Bitcoin from disgraced influencer brothers in sex trafficking probe | The Sun
COPS have seized £400,000 in Bitcoin from Andrew and Tristan Tate as part of the sex trafficking probe.
It comes as Romanian authorities have already seized £3.3 million worth of assets including supercars designer watches and gold coins.
The 36-year-old misogynist influencer and his brother remain behind bars in Romania after they both recently lost a bid to be freed on bail amid accusations of sex trafficking and rape.
And now it has been revealed that Romanian police have confiscated a pair of digital wallets containing 21 Bitcoin worth about £400,000.
A spokesperson for the Tate brothers told Decrypt that Andrew's wallet contained 5 BTC worth about £91,000.
It was noted that Andrew's Bitcoin was held in a wallet in his girlfriend's name.
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The spokesperson added it couldn't be confirmed whether the social media star owned more crypto than what had been seized.
Tristan's wallet contained 16 BTC worth over £295,000.
Andrew Tate previously claimed to have made money investing in cryptocurrencyboasting he managed to turn "600 grand to $12 million."
As part of the investigation of the Romanian organised crime-busting cops, DIICOT, the social media star's assets are being chased including his supercars such as Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Lamborghini.
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DIICOT has also listed other assets including a collection of luxury watches worth £1 million.
They include Hubolt, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Breitling and Rolex makes, Cancan reports.
Two gold bars and a gold coin with the image of a cobra snake and the inscription ONE OUNCE CASH 999.9 Gold have also been seized.
The cops also list a number of properties and land in Romania including an eight and a four-bedroom house.
Last week the influencer bragged about his £5 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport which is set to be seized by prosecutors along with a £20 million property on the exclusive artificial island of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
It is regarded as one of the fastest, most expensive and luxurious supercars in the world.
It is one of just 60 such cars in the world, being capable of going from 0 to 60mph in just 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 305mph.
The Bugatti is the same one which he used to taunt eco-activist Greta Thunberg, in which shared pictures of himself with a pizza on Twitter came just days before he was arrested.
It comes as prosecutors have claimed that the Tate brothers paid for one of their victims to get a boob job so she would be "more attractive" on OnlyFans.
Tate's entourage is alleged to have pressured one of the models to undergo plastic surgery while she was working as part of his webcam scheme.
Andrew and Tristan can held for up to 180 days should another detention extension be granted by the courts.
Tate initially gained fame after a short-lived appearance on Big Brother.
He was dumped from the reality show after alleged footage of him beating a woman emerged online.
Since then he has sparked revulsion and outrage with a wave of warped content online.
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Washington DC-born Tate was banned from Twitter in 2017 for violating its terms of service with his controversial comments.
In August, Tate was banned from a range of other social media sites – only to then be reinstated on Twitter after the company was taken over by Elon Musk.
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