Police Investigations

Sam Bankman-Fried before the fall. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Top FTX Group Executive Tipped Off Bahamas Authorities About Commingling of Funds in November
Former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has said he didn't know of any comingling of funds between his companies.
Sam Bankman-Fried before the fall. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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EU Lawmaker Kaili Suspended From Party in Corruption Scandal
Eva Kaili, a Greek politician in the European Parliament, is facing accusations she’s tied to a scandal involving Qatar lobbying.
Eva Kaili, European Parliament vice president (Wikimedia)

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Brazilian Federal Police Raids 6 Crypto Exchanges in Money Laundering Investigation
The names of the companies involved were not disclosed.
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German Authorities Shut Down Russian Darknet Market, Seize $25M in Bitcoin
The Hydra Market's bitcoin privacy mixer complicated the investigation, police said.
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China's crypto crackdown put digital-asset traders on the defensive. (Creative Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
Chinese Police Arrest 8 People Related to $7.8M Rug Pull
Police in Anhui province froze RMB 6 million in assets related to a rug pull with hundreds of victims.
China's crypto crackdown put digital-asset traders on the defensive. (Creative Commons, modified by CoinDesk)

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South African Police Investigate Missing Brothers’ Crypto Platform, Africrypt
South African police are investigating in four provinces and cities including Johannesburg and Durban.
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UK Police Seize $250M Worth of Crypto
The haul comes only weeks after a then-record $158 million of crypto was confiscated by Greater London's police force.
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Huobi Denies Rumors a Senior Executive Was Arrested
Huobi said Monday the rumors alleging one of its senior executives had been arrested were false.
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Wave of Bitcoin-Seeking Bomb Threats Sparks Probe by Austrian Police
Police say "numerous" Austrian companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass extortion campaign.
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Chinese Police Freezing OTC Traders' Bank Accounts Over 'Tainted' Crypto Transactions
Thousands of cryptocurrency over-the-counter merchants and their clients may have been affected as police in China freeze bank accounts over tainted crypto and fiat assets.
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