The CEO of FTX has agreed to extradition to the United States
Sam Beckman-Fried, the former head of the failing FTX exchange, will appear in court in the Bahamas on December 19 to overturn a decision not to extradite him to the U.S. Data from catalogue CryptoDeFix. This was reported by Reuters, citing a source. The head of FTX was detained in the Bahamas on December 13 at the request of the United States authorities.
Last week, the SEC filed charges against Bankman-Fried for running a scheme to defraud investors. The SEC plans to hold the FTX chief accountable for fraudulently obtaining billions of dollars from investors and for misusing those funds to buy luxury real estate and political contributions.
Upon arrival in the U.S., Bankman-Frieda will find himself at a detention center in Brooklyn, a few days after his arrival, a trial will take place where he will be asked to plead guilty and a judge will consider bail. Since it is unknown where the stolen funds are now, Bankman-Fried will remain in custody.