Do Kwon has reportedly won release again, with bail set at 400,000 euros. A Montenegrin court granted him bail until his next hearing on June 16. The developments set off a flurry of fevered online commentary. Speculation and online theories go so far as to link Kwon’s bail to the SEC’s new charges against Binance. But such rumors lack credibility.
The former fugitive’s legal saga has taken many twists and turns. This marks the second time in as many weeks that we’ve heard the news.
Do Kwon Gets a Break
On May 24, the Higher Court in Podgorica canceled the initial decision of a lower court that accepted a bail of 400,000 euros ($468,000) each for the two defendants, Do Kwon and Han Chang-joon. The latter is Kwon’s former chief financial officer.
Now the authorities have reached a new decision, allowing the same bail amount and ordering the defendants to stay inside an apartment with police monitoring. If the duo break the rules or try to escape, they will lose the bail money. The unsatisfied party can appeal the decision within three days.
The court granted Kwon bail until his next hearing on June 16.
However, while Kwon may temporarily be resting easy, the founder of Terraform Labs is still a divisive figure. Online critics were quick to weigh in. One furious Twitter commentator compared the South Korean to another crypto platform founder with legal woes, Sam Bankman-Fried.
“They are scammers and usurpers who have not yet been prosecuted,” the commentator said. “And CZ is currently the CEO of the largest and most prestigious exchange, constantly being sued by FUD. Damn these bugs.”
Twitter Speculates About Binance-Kwon Link
Some might view the developments as just the latest stages in a tedious legal drama. However, It wouldn’t be crypto without some conspiracy theorizing. Another Twitter user tried to link Kwon’s bail with the SEC’s announcement Monday of 13 charges against Binance.
“Do Kwon gets bail for 2nd time. SEC vs Binance drops. Quite the coincidence right?” the tweet stated.
Such theories do not address the fact that Kwon still faces charges of passport fraud in Montenegro. He is also wanted in the United States and South Korea on serious charges, including multi-billion dollar crypto asset fraud.
Following Monday’s bombshell revelations from the SEC, another Twitter warrior found it amusing that “CZ bout to be bunking with Do Kwon.” (If CZ were to end up in jail—and it’s a big if—it would be many months away. Possibly even years.)
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