Two executives from South Korean crypto exchange Komid have been handed down jail time for faking trading volume and deceiving investors.
According to a report from CoinDesk Korea, the firm’s CEO Hyunsuk Choi received a three-year sentence for his role in the crime, as well as for embezzlement. Another member of the team, Park Mo, got two years, according to local news source Blockinpress.
Choi, the court found, made a number of fake accounts on the exchange in January 2018, and, using a trading bot, made millions of false transactions with cryptocurrency and Korean won credit that did not actually exist.
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