Do Kwon says SEC’s extradition request is not possible


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Legal professionals for Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon have requested a federal court docket to reject america Securities and Alternate Fee’s (SEC’s) request to query him within the U.S. over the collapse of the Terra Cash ecosystem.

In a Sept. 27 filing, Kwon’s authorized crew mentioned that the SEC’s request to query him in america earlier than Oct. 13 was “not possible” on account of being detained in Montenegro with “no scheduled launch or extradition date.”

Moreover, Kwon’s crew mentioned that offering a written testimony to reply the SEC’s questions could be inconsistent together with his proper to due course of below U.S. legislation.

“An order mandating one thing that’s not possible serves no sensible goal and dangers undermining judicial authority.”

Legal professionals for Do Kwon declare that the SEC’s extradition request is not possible. Supply: CourtListener

Notably, Kwon’s legal professionals claimed that Kwon didn’t instantly oppose a deposition, nonetheless famous that it will have to happen in Montenegro, the place the UST stablecoin creator is currently out on bail.

In keeping with the submitting, the minimize off date for discovery within the SEC’s case against Kwon and Terraform Labs is Oct. 13.

Kwon’s authorized crew added {that a} Montenegrin court docket “informally” indicated that it could but maintain a listening to on Oct. 13 or Oct. 26, during which it will ask Kwon the SEC’s questions. Nonetheless, the SEC famous that it could deem this course of to be “insufficient” and pursue one other deposition of Kwon after the invention deadline.

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The SEC sued Terraform Labs and Kwon on Feb. 16 for allegedly “orchestrating a multi-billion greenback crypto asset securities fraud.”

Within the lawsuit, the SEC mentioned that Terraform and Kwon “touted and marketed” its Anchor Protocol, which at one level was marketed to pay out 20% curiosity on USTC deposits. It additionally alleged Terraform and Kwon misled buyers concerning the stability of Terra’s stablecoin.

Kwon and Terraform Labs’ chief monetary officer Han Chang-Joon have been arrested in Montenegro in March 2023 after allegedly utilizing false journey paperwork when making an attempt to go away the nation. The 2 had their unique passports confiscated in South Korea in October 2022.

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