Sam Bankman-Fried has argued he should retain control of around $450 million in shares of financial trading app Robinhood, disputing a rival claim by the estate of the company he founded and once ran, the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX.
The 56 million shares, in principle owned by Bankman-Fried and co-founder Gary Wang through a holding company called Emergent Fidelity Technologies, are the subject of a complex legal battle that also includes bankrupt crypto lender BlockFi and the U.S. Department of Justice.
In a Dec. 22 filing to the Delaware bankruptcy court, FTX – now under the management of restructuring expert John Ray – said the shares were only nominally held by Emergent Fidelity, and should be frozen until they can be divided up fairly among FTX creditors. Its claim was supported by those liquidating the company in the Bahamas.
Source: Sam Bankman-Fried Seeks to Keep Grasp on $450M in Robinhood Shares