In 2021, the mistake had been unrevealed during an audit; the company launched legal action in early 2022, and the Victoria Supreme Court suspended Manivel’s bank account in February, Business Insider reported.
A fortune to be spent
It was then revealed that Manivel transferred $10.1 million into a joint account, and bought a $1.35m luxury five-bedroom house in Craigieburn for her sister in February 2022. However, the court ordered the house to be sold, and the money returned to the cryptocurrency company.
According to The Guardian, the court couldn’t reach Manivel’s sister, who currently lives in Malaysia, to serve her the freezing orders as she doesn’t reply to emails from the company’s solicitors, while Manivel’s solicitors notified the company that her sister was “seeking legal advice.”
“There’s no doubt that if you saw that in your account you would know it shouldn’t be there, and the onus is actually on you to actually call the sender and to say look that shouldn’t have come into my account,” Justin Lawrence from Henderson and Ball Lawyers told 7NEWS.