By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 13 Dec, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried, a dogged cryptocurrency tycoon and former CEO of FTX, was booked in the Bahamas after being criminally accused by US prosecutors. Following the catastrophic failure of Bankman-FTX Fried's platform, US authorities have attempted to bring charges against him.
The arrest occurred in the Bahamas the night before Bankman-Fried was supposed to testify under oath on the unforeseen collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange at a US Congress hearing.
The American prosecutor Damian Williams in his statement.
'Earlier this evening, Bahamian authorities arrested Samuel Bankman-Fried at the request of the US Government, based on a sealed indictment filed by the southern district of New York,'
Damian further added, 'We expect to move to unseal the indictment in the morning and will have more to say at that time.'
In one of the most high-profile cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, once one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, filed for bankruptcy protection on November 11.
The liquidity crisis resulted from Bankman-Fried surreptitiously transferring $10 billion of FTX client cash to Alameda.
After a November 2 report on connections between FTX and Alameda, a trading firm also under Bankman-ownership, Fried's exposed that Alameda's balance sheet was mainly based on the FTT currency—a token issued by FTX and with no independent value—price FTX's collapsed.
Fried developed the cryptocurrency exchange FTX in 2019, which some have praised as the finest derivatives platform ever created, and has plunged into a major downfall.
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