Montenegro court clears path for Do Kwon’s extradition to US or South Korea
Montenegro court update: Do Kwon closer to facing charges in US/South Korea after UST debacle.
The High Court of Podgorica stated that the necessary legal conditions for Kwon’s extradition to either country had been satisfied. This pertains to his alleged involvement in the collapse of the algorithmic stablecoin UST, leading to criminal proceedings in both nations.
Kwon, currently serving a four-month prison sentence in Montenegro due to traveling with forged documents, awaits a decision from Montenegro’s Minister of Justice regarding his extradition after completing this term. Kwon’s attempt to appeal his conviction earlier this month was rejected as the court determined that his case was “correctly and completely determined.”
Initially, Kwon expressed consent for extradition to South Korea. However, the court couldn’t grant this request as the decision relied on international law. The U.S. authorities’ establishment of the legal basis for extradition influenced the court’s decision on the destination.
Meanwhile, Daniel Shin, the co-founder of Terraform Labs, is currently facing trial in Seoul for fraud, illegal fundraising, and violating capital market laws.
However, he has denied all charges and involvement in the collapse of the crypto company. Shin’s legal representatives argued that Kwon’s “unreasonable” managerial decisions led to Terra’s collapse, emphasizing that Shin severed ties with Kwon at least two years before the company’s failure.