Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, at the moment 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 staff 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,” Jerome Roberts, on SBF’s authorized staff, was quoted as saying.
Bankman-Fried reportedly had wished to see the indictment in opposition to him earlier than he agreed to be extradited to the USA. He faces costs from the Justice Division, the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee and the Securities and Trade Fee associated to defrauding buyers and lenders in addition to violations of marketing campaign finance legal guidelines. He might be taking a look at a 115-year sentence if convicted.
Associated: SBF’s authorized battle nonetheless has “quite a bit to play out,” in accordance with authorized commentators
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 frequently giving interviews to main media shops and was anticipated to testify earlier than at the very least one congressional listening to.