FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried will no longer contest extradition to the U.S. from the Bahamas, multiple media outlets have reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Bankman-Fried was arrested on Dec. 12 in the Bahamas following a U.S. request after the crypto exchange's Nov. 11 bankruptcy filing. He faces charges from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, including allegations that he misused customer funds and misled investors.
After being refused bail, Bankman-Fried faced being held at the jail until an extradition hearing on Feb. 8 in conditions known to be dangerous and overcrowded.
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