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Police forward trespassing case of Terraform Labs CEO to prosecution

All News 10:08 May 25, 2022

By Kim Han-joo

SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- Police said Wednesday they have wrapped up an investigation into a crypto investor accused of trespassing at the apartment of Do Kwon, co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, and sent the case to the prosecution suggesting he be indicted.

The suspect, whose identity has been withheld, allegedly entered the apartment complex in eastern Seoul through a main entrance gate while another resident was entering on May 12, then rang the doorbell, looking for Kwon, while his wife was at home, according to Seongdong Police Station.

Kwon is at the center of the massive collapse of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin that is meant to maintain a US$1 peg, and its digital coin counterpart, Luna, which had been trading in the 10 cent range and at nearly zero, respectively, registering more than 99.99 percent falls from their highs and wiping out billions of investors' money globally.

The suspect, who operates an online broadcasting channel, claims he has lost about 2 to 3 billion won ($2.3 million). He has urged Kwon to apologize to over 200,000 investors who have lost their savings.

Following his visit, Kwon's spouse requested protection from the police, police said.

A crypto investor (C), accused of ringing the doorbell of the apartment of Do Kwon, co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, enters Seongdong Police Station in Seoul on May 16, 2022. (Yonhap)


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