Dec 20, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried signs U.S. extradition papers in Bahamas, official says
Assessing crypto regulation after FTX collapse
FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who has been in jail in the Bahamas, has agreed to be sent to the U.S. to face multiple criminal charges.
Bankman-Fried had been expected to drop his fight against extradition. A hearing had been set for Wednesday in Nassau to consider the matter. A representative for the former FTX chief executive officer did not immediately return a request for comment.
By signing his extradition papers, Bankman-Fried moves a step closer to facing a range of criminal charges in the U.S. related to the collapse of the FTX, which he co-founded.
The development, which was first reported by ABC News, was confirmed by Bahamas Acting Commissioner of Corrections Doan Cleare.