Singer Sung Yu-ri’s husband – former professional golfer Ahn Sung-hyun was accused of pocketing 300 million won under the pretext of coin investment
On December 5th, JTBC’s “Newsroom” reported that Ahn Sung-hyun, who is currently on trial for receiving billions of won under the guise of listing virtual currency, is facing a lawsuit for not returning hundreds of millions of won after receiving it in the name of a famous golf player.
According to the report, the plaintiff is Park Min-young‘s ex-lover Kang Jong-hyun, who was once close to Ahn Sung-hyun and is currently under suspicion of being the actual owner of the cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Kang Jong-hyun, who is currently in custody on charges of embezzling 62.8 billion won from a Bithumb affiliate, recently filed a complaint with the Seoul Gangnam Police Station, claiming that Ahn Sung-hyun did not repay the borrowed money.
In the complaint, Kang Jong-hyun alleged that Ahn Sung-hyun demanded, “Lend 300 million won to a PGA Tour famous golf player who wants to buy coins in the United States.” Kang Jong-hyun claimed that he transferred money (virtual currency) through an acquaintance, but it did not reach the famous golf player. He became aware of this fact and inquired about it.
Regarding JTBC’s report, Ahn Sung-hyun’s side refuted, “It’s true that I mentioned the golf player, but I didn’t ask for money. The 300 million won is Kang Jong-hyun’s borrowed-name investment money.”
The golf player’s side stated, “I’ve never asked to borrow money, and I didn’t even know that money was exchanged.”