Liberty Blockchain CCO Christopher Alexander reacts to reports that disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried will plead guilty to fraud charges.
Sam Bankman-Fried reportedly received more than $2 billion transferred from FTX entities, according to the Financial Times.
The details were contained in bankruptcy court filings made by the new management of the cryptocurrency exchange on Wednesday night.
Bankman-Fried and five members of his inner circle transferred $3.2 billion in total to their personal accounts in the form of “payments and loans,” according to a press release describing financial statements.
The funds came primarily from Alameda Research, a crypto trading hedge fund affiliated with FTX.
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Sam Bankman-Fried leaves the court in New York, on January 03, 2023. (Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images / Getty Images)
John Ray was appointed chief executive of FTX following the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in November.
He has been working to recover the cryptocurrency and other assets that can eventually be returned to the millions of FTX customers whose accounts have been frozen since its collapse.
Bankman-Fried is facing a dozen federal charges related to the collapse of FTX, accusing him of securities fraud and looting the platform for personal gain.
Signage outside the arena in Miami, before the FTX name was removed. (Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)
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Filings showed Bankman-Fried had received $2.2 billion of the $3.2 billion figure.
FTX said it was investigating possible ways to claw back the transfers to Bankman-Fried and his former colleagues.
In this photo illustration, the stock trading graph of FTX Token (FTT) seen on a smartphone screen. (Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images / Getty Images)
At one point, FTX was valued at $40 billion, with Bankman-Fried effectively serving as the face of the crypto industry.
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He has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges and is detained at his parent’s California home until a trial in October.
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