23-Year-Old 'Crypto King' Has Luxury Cars Seized After $35 Million of Investor Money Vanishes

Five luxury cars, including two BMWs, two McLarens, and a Lamborghini, have been seized from 23-year-old Aiden Pleterski, the self-described “crypto king” of Canada

during bankruptcy proceedings according to a new report from the CBC. But those cars are only worth a fraction of the $35 million that Pleterski allegedly took from investors

who thought he’d make them rich in the cryptocurrency market, and it’s not clear whether they’ll ever see their money again.

Pleterski and his company AP Private Equity Limited are facing at least two civil lawsuits after 140 people have come forward to say they invested a combined $35 million with Pleterski.

Those people believed they were investing in cryptocurrency, and Pleterski’s online presence—including photos of the 23-year-old on private jets

and next to luxury cars—helped create the image that he knew what he was doing.

The Daily Caller article from December 2021 includes a photo of Pleterski looking at his phone in what appears to be a private jet.

Pleterski’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Wednesday. We’ll update this article if we hear back. If you handed money to Canada’s “crypto king” we’d love to hear from you.