The BXA tokens were allegedly sold to investors prior to Bithumb chairman, Lee Jung-hoon’s negotiation for the sale of the exchange with Kim Byung-gun (57), chairman of BK Group. The proposed acquisition failed to materialize.
BXA victims are alleging that “Jung-hoon and others inflicted damage by not listing the token” even though the $25.2 million had been raised with an understanding that the token would be listed on the exchange.
Before the raid, Jung-hoon (44), was believed to “have been under police investigations for fraud and illegally transferring funds abroad (violation of the Act on aggravated punishment for certain economic crimes).”
In the meantime, Bithumb’s latest brush with authorities comes after it got slapped with an order to pay $69 million in withholding taxes in late 2019. Bithumb appealed the decision arguing that the order had been made on baseless grounds.
Incidentally, the raid on Bithumb comes after law enforcement in the country raided the offices of another exchange Coinbit. Authorities allege that Coinbit has been inflating its reported traded volumes and gaining $85 million in the process.
At the time of writing, the exchange platform appeared unaffected by the day’s events.
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