Earlier this year, Park Min-Young’s ex Kang Jong Hyun was arrested for being involved in one of Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges Bithumb.
SBS reports that the actress is currently under investigation by the prosecution in connection to her ex, who is suspected of being the real owner of the Bithumb. The report stated that the prosecution called and investigated the actress as a witness.
The prosecution is known to have investigated if Park was involved in the process of making unfair profits through the manipulation of stock prices and embezzlement committed by her ex via Bithumb.
The prosecution was said to have captured her name under user and borrowed-name transactions of convertible bonds issued by Bithumb and hundreds of millions of units of profit that transpired. During the trial, the actress argued that the borrowed name transactions weren’t related to her.
Previously, last year, it was revealed that Park’s older sister worked as an outside director for Bithumb, and Kang’s younger sister was the CEO.
The prosecution launched a full-scale investigation by seizing and searching Bithumb’s affiliates in October 2022. On February 2, Kang and other key executives and staff affiliated with Bithumb were arrested on charges of embezzling company money and manipulating stock prices.
According to the news source, prosecutors are planning to have Park banned from leaving South Korea and reviewing whether to summon additional investigations.
Source: SBS Korea