Former BitMEX executive Gregory Dwyer, currently residing in Bermuda, has agreed to extradition to the U.S. to face charges over his alleged involvement in money laundering activities while at the exchange.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on July 1 requested that the Australian-born Dwyer be extradited to the U.S., but his lawyers then asked for an extradition hearing on his behalf, the report noted.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice charged former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, Dwyer and company owners Ben Delo and Samuel Reed with allegedly violating the country’s Bank Secrecy Act and conspiracy to violate the Act.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) also charged BitMEX with executing futures transactions on an unregistered board, offering illegal options, failing to register as a futures commission merchant and a designated contract market, failing to implement proper know-your-customer rules and other counts, CoinDesk previously reported.
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