In response to reports that U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Maxine Waters was unwilling to compel FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried to testify before a House Committee, tweeted that a subpoena of Bankman-Fried was “definitely on the table.” Waters made the statement in response to the allegations surfacing online.
Maxine Awaits SBF On Dec. 13
Although, the House Committee has scheduled a hearing into the matter for Tuesday, Waters took a dig at a leading news media by stating that, lies were being spread about her not calling SBF. She further stated that “a subpoena is definitely on the table. Stay tuned.”
Lies are circulating @CNBC that I am not willing to subpoena @SBF_FTX. He has been requested to testify at the December 13th hearing. A subpoena is definitely on the table. Stay tuned.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 8, 2022
Earlier, Waters had stated that it was essential for the founder of FTX to provide testimony and that the committee was prepared to arrange continued hearings if there is more material to be provided later.
“Candid” Talks With SBF
But later faced a lot of flak from the community, when her tweet to SBF came out to be cordial in nature while appreciating his “candid” discussions on the FTX collapse.
.@SBF_FTX, we appreciate that you’ve been candid in your discussions about what happened at #FTX. Your willingness to talk to the public will help the company’s customers, investors, and others. To that end, we would welcome your participation in our hearing on the 13th.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 2, 2022
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Bankman-Fried, the 30 years old who’s an advocate of effective altruism — is under investigation by regulators in the United States and other countries as a result of the shocking failure of the Bahamas-based crypto exchange FTX and later filed for bankruptcy; following a liquidity crisis that caused at least $1 billion of customer funds to disappear.
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Other Charges On SBF
Earlier it was also reported that two other U.S. senators were also seeking Bankman-Fried’s testimony and would subpoena him if required.
And as per latest news, federal prosecutors have also launched an investigation on Bankman-Fried to find out if he manipulated the crypto market for two cryptocurrencies viz. LUNA & UST, leading to their eventual demise in early 2022.
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