by Ava Turnquest (Eyewitness News) NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has agreed to be voluntarily extradited to the United States.
His lawyer Jerone Roberts said yesterday his legal team is now preparing the necessary legal documents, adding that he hoped Bankman-Fried would be returned to court this week.
Roberts was flanked by attorneys Crystal Stuart and Kendrea Demeritte as he spoke at Long Wharf near the entrance of Arawak Cay. He said he was moved to make the announcement based on many inaccuracies reported in the media, and the number of calls and inquiries fielded by his office.
“Throughout my involvement with Sam, he has indicated an overwhelming desire to put the customers right and to make the customers whole,” Roberts said.
“In light of that and notwithstanding the strongest possible legal advice that we have offered to Sam, he has agreed to being voluntarily extradited to the United States of America. The process now is that we as counsel will prepare the necessary documents to trigger the court so that a time and date could be fixed for the extradition process to continue and to be completed.”