South Korean prosecutors investigating Terra-LUNA have requested the Ministry of Justice to place a “notification upon arrival” on Terraform Labs chief executive officer Do Kwon and a travel ban on Terra cofounder Shin Hyun-seung, according to local media reports.

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Fast facts

  • The Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office in charge of the investigation told Forkast that they will not dispute the local media reports. 
  • A “notification upon arrival” is a measure where the investigative force will be notified once the subject enters the country, usually taken when an urgent investigation on the subject is crucial.
  • The Terraform Labs CEO is reportedly residing in Singapore, while the prosecutor’s office repeatedly declined to reveal details of the investigations on Kwon’s whereabouts to Forkast.
  • Shin Hyun-seung, or Daniel Shin, was sued by Terra-LUNA investors along with Do Kwon for fraud in May shortly after the crash of the project’s stablecoin and sister cryptocurrency.
  • Shin maintains that he cut ties with Terraform Labs in 2020.
  • South Korean prosecutors conducted a search and seizure on 15 locations last week as part of the Terra-LUNA investigation, including seven cryptocurrency exchanges, Shin’s private residence and Chai Corporation, a Korea-based payments company of which Shin serves as founder and CEO.

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