Sam Bankman-Fried agrees to US extradition ‘to place the shoppers proper’: Report


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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, presently within the custody of Bahamian authorities, has reportedly agreed to be extradited to the USA to face costs.

In accordance with a Dec. 19 report from Reuters, Bankman-Fried’s authorized crew said it deliberate to arrange paperwork to have him reappear earlier than the Bahamas Justice of the Peace Courtroom someday this week. The previous FTX CEO attended an emergency listening to of the court docket simply hours earlier with none seeming adjudication or ruling — he returned to jail following the occasion.

“Mr. Bankman-Fried needs to place the shoppers proper, and that’s what has pushed his resolution,” reportedly stated Jerome Roberts, on SBF’s authorized crew.

Bankman-Fried reportedly wanted to see the indictment towards him earlier than agreeing to be extradited to the USA. He faces costs from the Justice Division, Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee, and Securities and Change Fee related to defrauding investors and lenders in addition to violations of marketing campaign finance legal guidelines, and might be a 115-year sentence if convicted.

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The previous FTX CEO has been within the custody of Bahamian authorities since Dec. 12, when native police arrested him as a part of extradition proceedings with the U.S. Till then, Bankman-Fried had been recurrently giving interviews to main media retailers and was anticipated to testify earlier than at the very least one congressional listening to.