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$256m FTX properties to ‘hit market within 30 days’

FTX’s $256m Bahamian property empire is set to “hit the market within the next 30 days” after five to seven local realtors were selected to handle their disposal.

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FTX properties up for sale in next month

FTX’s $256m Bahamian property empire is set to “hit the market within the next 30 days” after five to seven local realtors were selected to handle their disposal.

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OPM to monitor FTX donation claims

The Office of the Prime Minister will continue to monitor allegations that FTX and its former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried paid $675,000 to entities affiliated with high-ranking Bahamian government officials and their families.

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FTX’s $675k link to govt officials

FTX and its jailed founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, paid $675,000 to “entities affiliated with high-ranking Bahamian government officials and their families”, it was revealed yesterday.

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Prosecutors attack FTX Bahamas chief’s claim to be ‘whistleblower’

US prosecutors have downplayed the whistleblower role performed by FTX’s former Bahamas head in demanding that he be sentenced to up to seven years’ in prison.

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FTX Bahamas creditors given claims extension

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators have told creditors that they will likely have an extra 10-12 weeks until at least end-July to submit proof of what the imploded crypto exchange owes them.

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Bahamians defend local FTX’s former principal

Multiple Bahamians have praised the good character of FTX’s former local head in supporting his plea that he receive a jail term “of no more than 18 months” for violating US law.

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Bahamian aviation chief’s 3-day FTX jet hand over

A Bahamian aviation entrepreneur and his firm fulfilled their $2m deal with the US Justice Department and FTX’s US chief by handing over the crypto exchange’s second jet within three days of settlement.

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Deltec pleaded Bahamas law breach, poverty over FTX evidence demands

Deltec Bank & Trust pleaded poverty and violations of Bahamian law in a failed bid to block aggrieved former FTX investors from forcing it to provide evidence.

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FTX Bahamas wind-up ‘halted’ if no Ray deal

FTX’s Bahamas wind- up “would be halted” without a deal with their US adversary, its liquidators have revealed, as they seek an extension to the legally-mandated 90-day deadline to hold a first creditor meeting.

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Commission asset turnover as part of FTX’s settlement

FTX Bahamas’ liquidators have agreed to use “commercially reasonable efforts” to ensure some $426m worth of digital assets held by the Securities Commission are transferred to their US counterparts.

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‘Landmark breakthrough’: FTX Bahamas strikes new Ray deal

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators yesterday hailed the settlement reached with their US counterpart as “a landmark breakthrough” that will avoid “years of protracted litigation” which would cost creditors dearly.

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FTX executive violated work permit restrictions

An FTX executive breached Bahamian Immigration regulations by working outside the scope of his work permit, court documents have revealed.

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FTX Bahamas: ‘Major progress’ in Ray talks

The Supreme Court will now hear the petition to put FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary into full liquidation on November 6, it has been disclosed, amid “substantial progress” in resolving the dispute with its US arm.

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Bahamas kickstarts FTX assets sell-off

An auto dealer yesterday disclosed he expects to sell 60 percent of the former FTX vehicle fleet assigned to him within 30 days, but warned: “This is not a fire sale.”

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FTX MEETING CLAIM DENIED BY PM OFFICE: US chief says founder’s father was to meet Davis - but PM was in Egypt

The Prime Minister’s Office last night refuted claims that he was due to meet Sam Bankman-Fried’s father on the day FTX imploded because he was away battling on The Bahamas’ behalf against climate change.

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FTX Bahamas liquidators told: It’s only ‘a wrist slap’

A Delaware judge has warned FTX’s Bahamian liquidators that he is unlikely to sanction their US adversary, or dismiss the legal action he has brought against them, on the basis that the two sides’ co-operation deal was violated.

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FTX’s Bahamas properties rack up $450k unpaid fees

FTX’s US chief has revealed that the collapsed crypto exchange’s Bahamian property empire has amassed $450,000 in unpaid fees to local services providers over the ongoing impasse over how to sell the portfolio.

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FTX Bahamas demanding $9.15bn from US affiliates

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators are seeking to recover a total $9.15bn from the crypto exchange’s US entities with some 84 percent of this sum involving assets that were “misappropriated” prior to its late 2022 collapse.

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FTX’s Bahamas liquidators gain mediator in Ray battle

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators will aim to resolve multiple disputes with their US counterparts when mediation begins next month following the appointment of a retired US judge to act as referee.

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FTX consumes 21% of Commission costs

FTX’s implosion consumed 21 percent of the Securities Commission’s near-$15m operating expenses last year as it raced to preserve client assets and tackle the legal and regulatory fall-out.

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FTX chief targets Bahamas property ‘misappropriation’

FTX’s founder and two of his closest associates were last night accused of “misappropriating” some $4.86m of client monies to acquire high-end Bahamian real estate that they subsequently put in their personal names.

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‘FTX chief planned $256m sell-off behind our backs’

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators have accused their US adversary, aided by its local law firm, of going behind their backs in attempting to sell $256m worth of real estate domiciled in this jurisdiction.

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FTX says ex-official got $1m bonus for permits

An attorney and “former Bahamian government official” was allegedly offered a $1m “bonus” to swiftly obtain the necessary licences so that FTX could move to this nation, it was asserted yesterday.

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FTX Bahamas: Only we can pursue void payouts

FTX's Bahamian liquidators are asserting they may be the only ones "lawfully" able to pursue "material volumes" of client withdrawals that occurred around the time of the exchange's collapse and may thus be deemed void.

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Charities asked: Do you hold any of FTX’s $5.4m?

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators are “liaising” with local charities and non-profits over the collective $5.4m in donations they received from the collapsed crypto exchange to determine if they still hold any of these funds.

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FTX Bahamas warns of $143m US DOJ battle

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators say it is increasingly likely they will have to battle the US Justice Department in the courts to recover $143m given that prospects of an amicable resolution have become “more remote”.

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FTX Bahamas liquidators not 'nuked' from reversal

The Bahamas' status as a non-nuclear power did not influence the decision to refuse FTX's local liquidators relief from the worldwide asset freeze imposed by Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, a Delaware judge has asserted.

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FTX: $7.7bn owed to Bahamas ‘misleading’

A key financial adviser to FTX's US chief yesterday disputed as "misleading" assertions that some $7.7bn is currently owed to the failed crypto exchange's Bahamian subsidiary.

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'Impossible situation' fear on FTX Bahamas wind-up

FTX Bahamas' liquidators yesterday warned they will be placed in "an impossible situation" if they are forced into a "never-ending" legal battle with their US counterparts as operating cash has dwindled to less than $1m.

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$13.4bn flowed through FTX Bahamas accounts

Some $13.4bn flowed through FTX's Bahamas accounts in the ten months immediately prior to the crypto exchange's collapse, its liquidators revealed yesterday, as they sought to dispel allegations it was "a nullity".

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FTX Bahamas charges US broke 'every single' pledge

FTX's Bahamian liquidators have accused their US adversaries of "breaching every single" co-operation pledge in just four short months as they urged the Supreme Court to "sort it out" with Delaware.

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Claims Bahamas 'in cahoots' with SBF are 'shockingly inappropriate'

An FTX creditor/investor group yesterday leapt to The Bahamas defence by branding claims that the Government was "in cahoots" with Sam Bankman-Fried as "shockingly inappropriate".

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Bahamas liquidators slam US FTX chief's 'underhand' tactics

FTX's Bahamian liquidators yesterday accused their US adversaries of employing "underhanded" tactics to seize control of all the crypto exchange's clients and assets - including those that fall under their winding-up process.

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FTX's Bahamian liquidators possess own data leverage

FTX's Bahamian provisional liquidators have their own data bargaining chips, it has emerged, as they control "electronic devices" used by Sam Bankman-Fried and his inner circle that their US counterparts are eager to access.

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Deltec agrees $50m FTX loan resolution

The role played by FTX’s former Bahamian chief in arranging a $50m loan to Deltec Bank & Trust’s parent company yesterday came under scrutiny through fresh legal filings.

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FTX: US interfering with $45m Bahamas recovery

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators are accusing their US counterparts of interfering with a $45m stablecoin recovery and failing to preserve the value of the collapsed crypto exchange’s $241m local real estate empire.

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Bahamian liquidators fire FTX warning shot

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators yesterday warned their US counterparts that the failed crypto exchange’s $446m claim against another digital assets firm will not be resolved unless their interests are satisfied too.

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FTX investors target Bahamas bank in suit

A Bahamian bank and its chairman yesterday pledged to “vigorously defend” themselves against a class action lawsuit’s accusations that they helped “perpetuate” an $8bn fraud by FTX’s founder.

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Bahamas liquidators set to access ‘elusive’ FTX data

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators believe they will soon gain access to critical records that have “so far eluded them” while avoiding the risk of costly and time-consuming legal battles in Delaware.

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Bahamas ‘big part of the FTX puzzle’

FTX’s Bahamian operation was yesterday branded “a big piece of the puzzle that needs to get resolved” as its provisional liquidators successfully obtained US legal recognition for their ongoing investigations.

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FTX’s Bahamas cash shrank 76% in month before collapse

Cash assets held by FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary were “materially depleted” to the extent they shrank by 76 percent - or more than three-quarters - in the five weeks immediately prior to the crypto exchange’s implosion.

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Probe into ‘legitimacy’ of $7.7bn FTX withdrawals

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators are probing whether $7.7bn was withdrawn from its local subsidiary via “legitimate” transactions as they yesterday revealed virtually all countries are represented in its 2.4m-strong client base.

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FTX’s Bahamian liquidators move for US legal standing

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators will next Wednesday seek US legal recognition that will enable them to conduct investigations and pursue the local subsidiary’s assets held in the United States.

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Bahamian liquidators say ‘no’ to DOJ FTX examiner

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators are opposing the US Justice Department’s bid for an investigator to probe the crypto exchange’s collapse on the grounds it is overkill and will cost creditors “tens of millions of dollars”.

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FTX’s Bahamas creditors say minimal sums owed

Multiple Bahamian companies identified as FTX creditors yesterday asserted that the purported sums owed to them were minimal to non-existent.

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FTX US chief moves to ratify Bahamas co-operation deal

FTX’s US chief last night moved to ratify the co-operation agreement thrashed out with the crypto exchange’s Bahamian joint provisional liquidators to end two months of bitter public clashes.

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FTX: False statements were made to ‘diminish’ Bahamas

A former FTX senior attorney yesterday alleged that “false statements” were made in legal filings to “diminish” The Bahamas after the crypto exchange was advised this nation should be the main venue for its liquidation.

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Bahamas saves 25% of FTX assets from ‘dumpster fire’

FTX’s implosion was yesterday branded a “dumpster fire” as it was revealed that 25 percent of recovered international digital assets are in the Bahamian Securities Commission’s safekeeping.

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FTX’s Bahamian liquidators to to control $46m Tether assets

FTX’s Bahamian provisional liquidators have gained control of $46m in Tether stablecoins as part of their “co-operation” deal with the crypto exchange’s US chief that creates a “path forward” to resolve all remaining disputes.

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FTX Trading Limited agrees on 'mutual cooperation' terms

FTX Trading Limited has agreed on terms for “mutual cooperation” on the chapter 11 in the US and the provisional liquidation in The Bahamas.

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FTX claim over $300m in assets

THE new ownership of FTX has accused the joint provisional liquidators (JPL) in The Bahamas of conspiring with the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) in hiding $300m in assets during the liquidation process.

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Commission denies claims by FTX’s chief executive

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas has denied allegations of directing the failed crypto-exchange FTX to mint $300m tokens prior to its collapse.

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FTX’S $3.5BN HELD ‘FOR SAFEKEEPING’: Value of assets controlled by Securities Commission is confirmed in statement

MORE than $3.5bn worth of digital assets from FTX Digital Markets have been transferred to digital wallets that are now under the control of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas “for safekeeping”, it was revealed last night.

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FTX lawyers apply for creditors stay

FTX’s Chapter 11 lawyers applied for a motion for the enforcement of an automatic stay from creditors in FTX proceedings due to shuffling of funds days prior to the chapter 11 filing, new court filings state.

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‘Learn from FTX collapse’

THE collapse of FTX serves as a crucial learning lesson and an opportunity to fight for the reputation of the country, according to representatives of the Organization for Responsible Governance.

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‘FTX BAHAMAS CHIEF CONFESSED TO FRAUD’: Securities Commission director says admission led to liquidation move

The head of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary sparked an “urgent” police probe into possible criminal misconduct when he confessed to local regulators about the misuse of multi-billion dollar client funds.

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SBF deal with Deltec chief’s US bank ‘highly irregular’

FTX’s new US chief yesterday confirmed he is probing a “highly irregular” transaction with Bahamas links where Sam Bankman-Fried’s hedge fund paid an “off the charts” sum to buy into a small American bank.

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Bahamas battles for control over $256m FTX properties

A major legal battle was brewing last night for control of $256.3m worth of Bahamian real estate assets as FTX’s local liquidators sought to extract them from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US.

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FTX LIQUIDATOR IS FROZEN OUT: Access to company records blocked – and documents could be lost forever

The joint provisional liquidators for FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary have revealed a month-long block on access to the company’s records is “frustrating” their efforts to secure and protect assets.

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Bahamian bank, chair under US senate scrutiny on FTX

A Bahamian bank and trust company, and its chairman, are coming under increasing scrutiny by US senators over their links to FTX and other entities owned by the collapsed crypto currency exchange’s founder, Sam Bankman-Fried.

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FTX payout probe urged as US trustee intervenes

FTX’s Bahamian provisional liquidators were yesterday urged to “thoroughly investigate” any payouts to local investors that violated the Supreme Court asset freeze as the US Justice Department moved to intervene in Delaware.

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PM: Authorities quiz FTX founder

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he was informed that embattled former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been interviewed by local authorities as investigations continue into the collapse of the crypto giant.

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Liquidators to go after FTX Bahamas payouts

The joint provisional liquidators for FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary are “guaranteed” to go after any payouts to local investors if they violated the Supreme Court freeze imposed as the crypto exchange imploded, it was revealed yesterday.

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FTX’s Bahamas properties caught in Chapter 11’s net

FTX’s Bahamian real estate purchases - which could be worth a collective $300m - were made through a company currently covered by US Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings rather than the Bahamian provisional liquidators.

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BAHAMAS REBUTS FTX ACCESS CLAIMS: Securities Commission given lawful permission to transfer assets to ‘a safer space’

The Securities Commission last night debunked accusations the Government “directed unauthorised access” to FTX’s systems, and aided the withdrawal of digital assets, in violation of Bahamian and US court orders.

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‘Minimal exposure’: Central Bank demands FTX report

Bahamian bankers yesterday predicted the industry has minimal exposure to FTX after regulators demanded the sector disclose all business dealings with the collapsed crypto currency exchange.

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FTX implosion threatens perfect ‘40 of 40’ in financial crime fight

The Bahamas’ bid to achieve full compliance with all global anti-financial crime standards before year-end may have been endangered by the implosion of the FTX crypto currency exchange, it can be revealed.

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Fears FTX freeze order was violated

Fears were raised yesterday that the Supreme Court order freezing all assets of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary was violated when some of the collapsed crypto currency exchange’s clients withdrew their monies late last week.

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Regulator ‘freezes’ FTX and sends in liquidator

Regulators yesterday moved to protect clients of The Bahamas’ flagship crypto currency investor by “freezing” its assets, and seizing control of the company, amid reports it acquired $74m in local real estate this year alone.

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Bahamian regulator probing FTX woes

The Securities Commission was yesterday investigating the crisis that has left The Bahamas’ flagship digital assets investor on the brink of collapse after a rival crypto currency exchange walked away from a rescue deal.

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‘FTX forced sale will not undermine’ nation plans

The seemingly-forced sale of The Bahamas’ flagship digital assets investor will not undermine the country’s ambitions to become a major “hub” in this space, a prominent banker argued yesterday.

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