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Thai SEC files charges against former Zipmex CEO for ‘corruption and deception’

Thailand’s Securities and Change Fee (SEC) has charged former Zipmex CEO Akalarp Yimwilai with fraud for deceptive clients with info associated to using their digital belongings.

In a Feb. 8 assertion, the Thai SEC said throughout his time as CEO of Zipmex Thailand, Akalarp introduced false statements relating to belongings in person Z Wallets being transferred to crypto wallets overseas. In keeping with the SEC, this discrepancy with Zipmex’s phrases and situations amounted to “corruption and deception” by concealing info from clients.

The regulator referred a criticism on Akalarp’s alleged actions to Thailand’s Workplace of the Provincial Crime Suppression Division for attainable authorized motion. Zipmex Thailand was implicated for comparable allegations of fraud over reviews of buyer belongings inconsistent with the SEC’s investigation.

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In keeping with his LinkedIn profile, Akalarp was the CEO of Zipmex Thailand from August 2018 to November 2023. He was additionally a authorized counsel and political correspondent with the Authorities of Thailand for eight years.

Zipmex Thailand, the native arm of Singapore-based crypto trade Zipmex, reportedly faced a probe by monetary regulators over its acquisition by V Ventures in 2023. On Feb. 2, the Thai SEC ordered Zipmex to suspend its digital asset buying and selling and brokerage companies quickly, giving the agency 15 days to adjust to regulatory tips.

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