• U.S. authorities are seeking out victims of FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
• Victim rights are outlined on a web page published by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
• The former FTX CEO’s last hearing took place on Jan. 3, and his upcoming trial is scheduled for October.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has recently released a webpage to victims of Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of FTX. The webpage invites members of the public to contact USANYS-FTXVictims@usdoj.gov with any information related to Bankman-Fried and his fraudulent activities.
In addition to the invitation for victims to contact the Southern District of New York, the webpage also outlines the rights of victims as guaranteed by the U.S. criminal code. These rights include protection from the accused, timely notice of public court proceedings, and the right to be heard in court. Victims are also guaranteed various other rights, such as the right to seek restitution from the accused.
The web page was created as a result of recent court proceedings in which the Southern District of New York asked for the judge’s permission to address FTX users collectively. The sheer size of FTX’s user base, which includes more than one million individuals, made targeted emails unfeasible. The information gathered through the page will likely be used in the ongoing case against Bankman-Fried.
The former FTX CEO’s last hearing took place on Jan. 3, and his upcoming trial is scheduled for October. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams has also asked for any past FTX associates to contact the office with information related to Bankman-Fried and his fraudulent activities.
The Southern District of New York is committed to ensuring justice for victims of Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX. The newly released web page offers victims the opportunity to contact the office with any information, and the rights and protections that are guaranteed to victims of fraud. The office hopes that the information collected will lead to a successful prosecution and provide victims with the justice they deserve.