Sam Bankman-Fried victims may get in touch with the Southern District of New York. According to a website posted on January 6, American officials are looking for victims of Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of FTX.The public is encouraged to email USANYS-FTXVictims@usdoj.gov using the link provided on that page, which was developed by the Southern District of New York’s U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The event is accessible to anybody who may have fallen victim to a Bankman-Fried scam as well as anyone who may have seen the scam in progress.The website also outlines the legal protections for victims provided by U.S. criminal law, such as defense from the accused, timely notification of public court proceedings, and the ability to be heard in court, among other rights.Due to recent court actions, the Southern District of New York developed the website on Friday.
In those proceedings, the agency requested the judge’s approval to address all FTX users at once through a website. With over a million users, FTX has a sizable user base that would have made sending targeted emails impossible.Any information obtained by the office through email will probably be used in the current Bankman-Fried case.
The latest hearing for the former FTX CEO was on January 3, and his trial is set to begin in October.Although the Southern District of New York is also looking for former FTX colleagues, today’s message is intended for fraud victims. After negotiating a plea agreement with two FTX colleagues on December 21, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams released a statement to that effect.”Now is the moment to get ahead of it if you engaged in malfeasance at FTX and Alameda,” Williams said. We are making fast progress, and our patience is limited.