Do Kwon Retained Law Firm in South Korea Before Terra's Collapse: Report
South Korean prosecutors confirmed a report that Kwon sent $7 million to a local law firm in the months leading up to his venture's dramatic fall.
Do Kwon sent funds to a South Korean law firm just before the collapse of Terraform Labs, the crypto platform he founded, according to a Bloomberg report citing prosecutors in the country.
Kim & Chang told Bloomberg that the law firm was "unable to provide specifics on individual cases.”
“We have conducted our legal advisory services as usual and have legitimately received the fee for the services,” the firm told Bloomberg.
The South Korean prosecutors' office and Kim & Chang didn't immediately respond to CoinDesk's request for comment.
South Korea and the U.S. have requested the extradition of the Terraform Labs CEO after his recent arrest in Montenegro. Kwon is facing criminal charges in both countries after his $60 billion crypto ecosystem came crumbling down, hurting the industry globally.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.
Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.