Former FTX CEO Bankman-Fried arrested in Bahamas after U.S. files charges

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By Jasper Ward, Luc Cohen and Angus Berwick (Reuters) -FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas at the behest of U.S. prosecutors on Monday, the day before he was due to testify before Congress about the abrupt failure last month of one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. The arrest marks a stunning fall from grace for the 30-year-old entrepreneur who rode a boom in bitcoin and other digital assets to become a billionaire many times over until FTX’s rapid demise. The exchange, launched in 2019 and based in the Bahamas, filed for bankruptcy Nov. 11 after it struggl…

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