More than 1000 Signatories Demands for Sky Mining CEO’s Deportation for $36mln Cryptocurrency Fraud
More than 1000 people have demanded extradition from the US of a Leh Minh Tam, the CEO of Sky Mining, involved in an alleged $36 million cryptocurrency scam.
Leh Minh Tam, the CEO of Sky Mining, was accused of defrauding $35 million USD from investors and fled the country to the U.S.
An online petition has been made on Change.org which demands the deportation of Leh Minh Tam from the U.S., where he is said to have fled with $36 million from thousands of investors.
To officially lodge their extradition request internationally, the investors lodged their grievances with Change.org which is a non-governmental organization that facilitates petitions by the general public.
So far, over 920 signatures had been collected for the online petition in three days.
The petition stresses that the company’s victims were not only in Vietnam, but also Japan and Africa. It says that many investors lost everything they had after selling gold or land to invest in this venture. Some have even committed suicide, the petition claims.
This is one of the latest steps taken by the investors to recover back their money. When the news of the potential scam broke out last month, individual lawsuits were filed against Sky Mining and Leh Minh Tam. Also, a group of 20 investors reportedly registered the issue as a case of fraud with the Vietnamese police.
But even as the investors call for Sky Mining CEO’s deportation, virtual currencies are not legally recognized in Vietnam. Additionally, the U.S. and Vietnam do not have an extradition agreement meaning that Vietnam cannot issue a request for the U.S to deport Tam if he is found within its border.
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