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Former FTX executive pleads guilty to conspiracy charges tied to unlicensed money transfer business, campaign finance scheme

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 07 Sep 2023 23:30
  • 07 Sep 2023 23:37
Former FTX executive Ryan Salame pleaded guilty today to two criminal conspiracy charges, admitting he helped operate an unlicensed money transmission business and had made unlawful political campaign contributions.
Salame “engaged in multiple conspiracies” to advance the interests of Samuel Bankman-Fried and the companies Bankman-Fried founded, including the cryptocurrency exchange

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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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