Former FTX exec Ryan Salame and US prosecutors are discussing a plea deal: Report

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Ryan Salame, the previous co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets, is reportedly discussing a responsible plea with authorities in the US.

Based on an Aug. 8 Bloomberg report, attorneys for Salame may enter a responsible plea as early as September, prematurely of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s prison trial, scheduled to begin on Oct. 2. Prosecutors had reportedly been investigating Salame for potential violations of U.S. marketing campaign finance legal guidelines associated to his girlfriend Michelle Bond’s run for Congress, through which they each allegedly exceeded the federal limits on contributions.

It’s unclear whether or not Salame might be a witness at both of Bankman-Fried’s trials — one for seven counts beginning in October 2023 and one other for 5 counts beginning in March 2024. FTX Digital Markets was the crypto change’s affiliate within the Bahamas, the place Salame tipped off the authorities about FTX’s and Bankman-Fried’s alleged fraud.

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Bankman-Fried has pleaded not responsible to all 12 expenses he’s presently going through. Nonetheless, former Alameda Analysis CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang pleaded responsible to fraud expenses in December 2022. Ellison is predicted to be a witness within the U.S. prosecutors’ case in opposition to Bankman-Fried beginning in October regardless of just lately being focused in a New York Occasions article exposing private particulars about her relationship with the previous CEO.

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