Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the disgraced founder of crypto exchange FTX, has been extradited to the United States and is set to appear before a judge on Thursday.
The court appearance is expected to take place on Thursday afternoon at a Manhattan federal court. According to a New York Post report, Bankman-Fried’s mother, Barbara Fried, has been seen arriving at the Pearl Street courthouse hours before the court session was scheduled to begin.
The New York court appearance comes after Bankman-Fried on Wednesday was flown on a US government plane to New York from the Bahamas, where he has spent the past few days at the infamous Fox Hill detention facility.
Bankman-Fried was escorted by US federal agents on his journey back to his homeland.
The news of the extradition comes as reports indicate that Bankman-Fried’s former business partners Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang have turned on him, possibly in an attempt to secure lighter sentencing for themselves.
The fact that the two are cooperating with the investigation was confirmed in a recent statement from the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Moreover, after the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) civil complaint against the two was made public, the document was shared on Twitter where users showed how it is clearly built on participation from Ellison and Wang.
The documents paint a damning picture of Bankman-Fried, portraying him as the main person behind many of the wrong actions that ultimately led to FTX’s collapse.
“Caroline is wisely throwing Sam under the bus,” Twitter user Compound248 commented.
The remarkable speed at which the investigation has moved was pointed out today by the crypto-focused lawyer Jake Chervinsky, who noted that Bankman-Fried justRead more on cryptonews.com