Daily Archives: January 9, 2023, 1:29 pm

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Lawyers Defended Ghislaine Maxwell and ‘El Chapo’ – WSJ

A pair of attorneys defending FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried against one of the biggest white-collar prosecutions in decades are veterans of high-profile cases, including ones involving drug lord “El Chapo” and disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Mark Cohen and Christian Everdell, former federal prosecutors who are now partners in the New York-based boutique firm Cohen & Gresser, are known for an…

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Subpoenas issued in ongoing federal probe of crypto exchange Binance – The Washington Post

Federal prosecutors are examining American hedge funds’ dealings with cryptocurrency exchange Binance as part of a long-running investigation into potential violations of money-laundering rules at one of the world’s leading crypto companies. In subpoenas sent in recent months, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Washington in Seattle directed investment firms to hand over records of their communications…

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FTX teams in U.S., Bahamas to coordinate crypto recovery efforts | Reuters

FTX’s U.S.-based bankruptcy team have agreed to coordinate with liquidators winding down the crypto exchange’s operations in the Bahamas, resolving a dispute that threatened the recovery of what could be billions of dollars in lost funds. In a joint statement on Friday, the two sides said they will work to share information, secure property and coordinate litigation against third parties.…

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U.S. Prosecutors Launch Website for Bankman-Fried Alleged Fraud Victims

The U.S. government has launched a website for victims of FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s alleged fraud to communicate with law enforcement. In an order late Friday night, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan authorized federal prosecutors to use the website, and not have to contact victims individually. FTX could owe money to more than 1 million people,…

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SEC Charges McDonald’s Former CEO for Misrepresentations About His Termination

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Stephen J. Easterbrook, former CEO of McDonald’s Corporation, with making false and misleading statements to investors about the circumstances leading to his termination in November 2019. McDonald’s also was charged for shortcomings in its public disclosures related to Easterbrook’s separation agreement. According to the SEC’s order, McDonald’s terminated Easterbrook for exercising poor judgment…

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