Posted 6 февраля, 10:46

Published 6 февраля, 10:46

Modified 6 февраля, 10:57

Updated 6 февраля, 10:57

FTX crypto exchange demanded that US politicians return her donations

FTX crypto exchange demanded that US politicians return her donations

6 февраля 2023, 10:46
The FTX Group cryptocurrency company, which announced its bankruptcy in November 2022, appealed to American politicians with a request to return to it the multimillion-dollar donations paid to them during the autumn election campaign.

Those to whom the company sent donations have already started receiving "confidential letters" from FTX Group about the need to return this monetary assistance by the end of February.

"At the same time, the company warned that it is ready to seek a refund and interest payments through the court", - Kommersant said in a statement.

The bankruptcy of the FTX crypto exchange became known on November 11. The head of the exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, was accused of organizing a fraudulent scheme to deceive investors. Having received about $ 1.8 billion from clients, the head of FTX through the mediation of partners. Having already admitted guilt, he withdrew money to the accounts of his other company — the trading platform Alameda Research. The businessman was caught in the Bahamas on December 13, sent under arrest and extradited to the United States, where he is awaiting trial under house arrest after bail is paid.

The media believe that during the 2020 elections, the head of FTX sent about $45 million to support politicians. Among the main recipients of funds are representatives of the Democratic Party of the United States, led by the current president of the country Joe Biden.

Recall that the bankruptcy of FTX led to a sharp fluctuation in the rates of cryptocurrencies and a series of mass layoffs in crypto firms that were sharply impoverished against the background of this scandal.