Kwon Do-hyung, CEO of Terraform Labs, which operates the virtual currency "LUNA", which crashed in May 2022, has been indicted by the Montenegrin authorities on suspicion of document forgery, which country will he be sent to in the future? There is growing interest in Regarding his referral, he was indicted in three countries, South Korea, the United States, and Montenegro.
AFP news agency reported on March 24th (local time) that the Montenegrin court will be hearing a request for referral to Kwon, and Kwon will appear in court.
Prior to this, the Montenegrin Ministry of Interior said on the 23rd that a person suspected of being Kwon and his aide Han attempted to board a flight to Dubai using forged Costa Rican and Belgian passports at Podgorica International Airport.
Kwon is currently indicted in three countries: South Korea, the United States, and Montenegro. Bloomberg reported on the 23rd that the New York prosecutor's office also indicted Kwon on eight charges, including securities fraud, financial fraud using Internet banking, and market manipulation.
"The country that prosecutes the offender first has priority for extradition," Michael Zwybach, an attorney who specializes in extradition cases, told Bloomberg. The lawyer analyzed that the New York prosecutor's indictment of Kwon on the day of his arrest may have been an action after the US authorities reached an agreement with the South Korean government.
The case of sending Bankman Freed is also attracting attention again. This is because Bankman Freed has something in common with Kwon in that he was arrested while fleeing abroad. Bankman-Fried was arrested on December 12th, 2022 by authorities in the Caribbean Bahamas, where FTX headquarters are located, and was extradited to New York, USA.
On the other hand, the South Korean prosecutors also determined that the Seoul Southern District Public Prosecutors Office Financial Crime Joint Investigation Team could consider Terra USD Luna to be securities in September 2022, and issued an arrest warrant to Kwon on suspicion of violating the Capital Market Law. It has been issued and tracked, and has requested cooperation from INTERPOL and is on an international wanted list.
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Published : 2023/03/29 09:32 KST
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