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Alleged Crypto Crook Do Kwon's Extradition Delayed: Implications for the Crypto Industry

Alleged crypto crook Do Kwon may not be extradited to the United States just yet. A Tuesday notice by a Montenegro court has ordered a review of the Terra founder's extradition, effectively delaying the process. This decision comes after Do Kwon's defense filed a complaint, which has prompted the court to conduct a thorough review before making a final decision. In the meantime, Do Kwon will remain in Montenegro until the court completes its assessment.

Do Kwon, the South Korean crypto mogul, was arrested earlier this year for allegedly attempting to travel on a fake passport. He is the founder of Terraform Labs, the company behind the once massively popular Terra blockchain protocol. This project gained significant attention for its focus on algorithmic stablecoins, with its native cryptocurrency, LUNA, ranking among the top digital assets by market cap.

However, in May 2022, Terra suffered a collapse, which contributed to a brutal bear market. As a result, many crypto projects with exposure to Terra declared bankruptcy. In light of this, American and South Korean authorities have brought charges against Do Kwon, including violating capital markets rules. If convicted, he could face serious jail time in both the U.S. and South Korea.

The seriousness of the charges against Do Kwon is evident by the potential consequences he may face. Dan Sunghan, from the financial crime investigation bureau at the Seoul Southern District Prosecution, stated in a BNN Bloomberg interview that Do Kwon could be looking at spending over four decades behind bars. Furthermore, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged him with orchestrating a multi-billion dollar crypto asset securities fraud. This means that Do Kwon may also be liable for significant disgorgement and multi-million dollar fines.

While the delay in Do Kwon's extradition may provide him with some temporary relief, the gravity of the charges against him remains unchanged. The ongoing review process will undoubtedly play a crucial role in determining his fate. As the crypto industry continues to grapple with issues surrounding fraud and regulatory compliance, the outcome of this case will likely have significant implications for both the industry and those involved in illicit activities.

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