FTX Bahamas co-CEO Ryan Salame blew the whistle on FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried
Based on Bahamian courtroom data filed on Dec. 14, Ryan Salame, the previous co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets informed the Securities Fee of the Bahamas (SCB) on Nov. 9 that FTX was sending customer funds to its sister buying and selling agency Alameda Analysis.
He additionally informed the SCB solely three individuals had the entry required to switch shopper property to Alameda: Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX co-founder Zixiao “Gary” Wang and FTX engineer Nishad Singh.
The allegation spurred SCB govt director Christina Rolle to contact the commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Power to request an investigation.
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The data reveal the primary identified occasion of an govt from FTX or Alameda aiding authorities.
Hypothesis abounded on Dec. 4 as photos purported to indicate Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison in a New York coffee shop a brief stroll away from the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace, main some to imagine she might have been slicing a take care of authorities within the wake of the FTX collapse.
A high-ranking govt at FTX’s Bahamian entity tipped off native regulators of potential fraud perpetrated on the cryptocurrency change simply two days earlier than the change was compelled to shut.
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