Impersonating a federal judge is a crime, Schwartz said.
Ripple CTO David Schwartz responded to a recent tweet from XRPP (XRP Productions), a sarcastic Twitter account focused on sharing humor about the sixth-largest crypto by market capitalization.
It all started after XRPP claimed on Twitter yesterday that Judge Analisa Torres was preparing to issue a summary judgment decision in the SEC vs Ripple case.
The person behind the satirical account attached a screenshot showing a conversation with the judge presiding over the proceedings. During the discussion, a spoof account impersonating Judge Torres started chatting with XRPP and said she was ready to issue the ruling.
“XRPP, I’m ready to issue a ruling,” said a spoof account impersonating Judge Torres.
Ripple CTO Responds
Although members of the XRP community knew that the chat was one of XRP Production’s pranks, Ripple’s CTO warned him of the consequences of such actions. Schwartz warned XRPP in the comment section that impersonating a U.S. federal judge is a crime.
(Seriously) impersonating a federal judge is (probably) a crime.
— David “JoelKatz” Schwartz (@JoelKatz) May 25, 2023
In response to the comment, XRPP asked whether it was legal for the Ripple CTO to “expertly impersonate a federal judge.”
Interestingly, pro-XRP lawyer Bill Morgan joined the conversation, also asking whether being witty and witty is a crime.
Humorous or even criminal?
— Bill Morgan (@Belisarius2020) May 25, 2023
Schwartz did not respond to comments from XRPP and Morgan’s attorneys. Unlike other Ripple executives, the outspoken CTO has not primarily commented on the ongoing lawsuit on social media. He focuses more on the technical side of the company and addresses misconceptions about Ripple’s products.
As reported by The Crypto Basic, Schwartz refuted circulating rumors that Ripple’s recently launched CBDC platform would not use XRP.
SEC vs. Ripple case draws to a close
At the same time, many believe that the legal dispute between the SEC and Ripple that has lasted for more than two years will soon end.
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse speculated that he expects the lawsuit to end in weeks, not months. Members of the XRP community are hopeful that Garlinghouse’s prediction is correct and that Judge Torres will make a final ruling within a few weeks.
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