Tuesday, September 26, 2023

In Pictures: FTX Sam Bankman-Fried is Extradited to the USA

Former crypto-darling and billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried left the Bahamas on Wednesday around 8 pm, bound for the United States to face fraud charges in a New York court.

The extradition was the conclusion of his stay in the Bahamas since establishing his multibillion-dollar crypto headquarters in the Bahamas. And it marks the end of a tumultuous week since his arrest last Monday.

He intended to fight the extradition but eventually reversed the decision which landed him at Odyssey Aviation where he was carried by US Marshalls to New York, where he is detained.

He is represented by high-profile lawyer Mark Cohen who could apply for bail. It remains to be seen if it will be granted.

Bankman-Fried’s handover at Odyssey Aviation, Bahamas


Bankman-Fried’s arrival in New York, USA

Photo credit: The Royal Bahamas Police Force and Fox News

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