The police authorities of USA I already have custody sam Bankman-Fried, who has already been transferred to New York, where the prosecution reported that two of his business partners FTX declared guilty for charges related to company collapse.
bankman-fried is requested by the United States after the collapse of the group of FTX cryptocurrencies based in the Bahamas, whose attorney general, ryan pinderindicated on Wednesday that the defendant had waived his right to challenge the extradition.
united states federal prosecutor damian williams announced Wednesday night that the fbi had the 30-year-old man in custody and that he would be “transported directly to the Southern District of New York”.
The Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs had separately reported that the holder of that portfolio, Fredrick Mitchell, signed a delivery order from Bankman-Fried in US authorities under a treaty bilateral extradition.
The decision came nine days after the one-time wunderkind of the CRYPTOCURRENCIES was arrested in his luxurious apartment in Nassau At the request of USA.
Just a few weeks earlier, his virtual currency firm FTXthree years, and its sister commercial house, Alameda InvestigationThey declared bankruptcy. The business had been valued by the market at 32,000 million dollars.
On December 13, New York federal prosecutors filed a charge against bankman-fried consisting of eight counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and violations to the electoral financing law.
They claimed that The 30-year-old businessman misled investors and abused funds belonging to clients of FTX and Alameda Research.
bankman-fried “he was orchestrating for years a massive fraud, diverting billions of dollars from platform client funds business on your own personal benefit and to help grow his crypto empire,” US prosecutors said.
The US securities market regulator, the secondaccused him of violate security laws.
Bankman-Fried, who has permanent residence in bahamashe was imprisoned for six days in jail fox hill of Nassau, weighing his options before telling the Nassau trial court on Wednesday that he would not oppose his extradition.
No information was given about when he would arrive in New York and appear in court.
According to US media, his lawyers were trying to negotiate with US judicial authorities about his bail.
Sam Bankman-fried could be sentenced to 115 years in prison if you are found guilty of all charges against you, including massive fraud, while building your cryptocurrency empire FTX.
(With information from AFP)
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