“This evening, Bahamian authorities arrested Samuel Bankman-Fried at the request of the US government based on a sealed indictment filed by the SDNY,” Williams tweeted.
“We expect to move to file an indictment in the morning and will have more to say at that time.”
Bahamian authorities are expected to help extradite Bankman-Fried to the United States, the attorney general’s office said.
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The shaggy-haired ex-billionaire witnessed the collapse of his empire when the FTX exchange assets collapsed and imploded.
“The Bahamas and the United States have a shared interest in bringing to justice all those involved in FTX who betrayed the public trust and violated the law,” Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis said after the arrest.