French computer programmer, 35, dies in suspected suicide as it’s revealed he donated more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists involved in MAGA riot including one pictured on steps of the Capitol who got $250,000
- A French computer programmer, 35, allegedly transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists on December 8
- Some of the groups that received the donations took part in the U.S. Captiol riot on January 6
- The transactions were discovered by Chainalysis, who in a report revealed that far-right internet influencer Nick Fuentes received half the transactions
- The report adds the programmer posted what appears to be a suicide note on his personal blog the day after the transactions
- He wrote he wanted to leave his wealth to ‘certain causes and people’ as he lamented ‘unprecedented civil liberties violations’ caused by COVID-19 and BLM (???)
- It comes as federal investigators explore possible ‘coordination or planning’ ahead of the riot and examine financial transactions and cellphone records
A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s U.S. Capitol riot, officials said Friday.
The 35-year-old Frenchman scheduled an alleged suicide note to post on his personal blog the next day and his December 8 death was confirmed by one of his relatives to French site 20 Minutes.
The suicide note revealed he was chronically ill and wanted to leave his wealth to ‘certain causes and people’ as he lamented ‘unprecedented civil liberties violations’ stemming for the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests. read more…