Turkish Authorities Order Seizure of 'Suspicious' FTX Assets

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Turkish Authorities Order Seizure Of'Suspicious' Ftx Assets

The country’s Financial Crimes Investigation Board MASAK reveal the founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange Sam Bankman-Fried is likewise under investigation.

Authorities in are looking to seize “suspicious assets” associated with collapsed cryptocurrency , and are investigating the platform’s founder Bankman-Fried.

A Wednesday notice from the country’s Financial Crimes Investigation Board, known as MASAK, reveal the agency had sought approval from the Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office to initiate “an investigation for several antecedent crimes and the property ​​arising from the crime” and to “confiscate the suspicious assets” in accordance with law.

After a CoinDesk article scrutinizing the financial stability of Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency empire set a series of that culminated in a bankruptcy filing in the United States, regulatory authorities in the numerous jurisdictions where the platform had a local presence have sprung to action, most notably in The Bahamas, where FTX was headquartered.

Since Nov. 14, MASAK has likewise been investigating the exchange’s local unit, FTX Turkey. The ongoing investigations have shown that customers’ was “not duly preserved” by the fallen company, and that authorities have “a strong suspicion of crime” being committed, particularly by Bankman-Fried who “directly or indirectly” controls the and individuals through which FTX operates in Turkey, the notice said.

” Because of  our aforementioned application, a judicial investigation was opened against the suspects and a confiscation measure was applied to the assets of the suspects,” the notice stated in .



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