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Alleged payments to Chinese officials weren't bribes, FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried argues in US motion-to-dismiss

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 09 May 2023 21:48
  • 09 May 2023 22:15
An alleged $40 million payment to one or more Chinese officials to unfreeze cryptocurrency trading accounts wasn't a bribe under US law and the government had no right to add the charge after extradition, lawyers for FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried said in US court documents.
Bankman-Fried had sought to regain access

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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