FTX Trading on Thursday sued founder Sam Bankman-Fried and other former executives of the cryptocurrency exchange, seeking to recoup more than $1 billion they allegedly misappropriated before FTX went bankrupt.
The complaint filed in Delaware bankruptcy court also names as defendants Caroline Ellison, who led Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research hedge fund; former FTX technology chief Zixiao “Gary” Wang; and former FTX engineering director Nishad Singh.
FTX said the defendants continually misappropriated funds to finance luxury condominiums, political contributions, speculative investments and other “pet projects,” while committing “one of the largest financial frauds in history.”
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