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FTX Exec Loses $3.7 Million Island Home to Authorities 5 Months After Buying It

In October of 2017, Nishad Singh, who is the Lead Engineer at FTX, purchased a vacation home in the San Juan islands for a price of $3.7 million. The United States government has taken possession of the land at this time. The mansion was purchased approximately two weeks before FTX filed for bankruptcy. It is situated on a hilltop in the woods, and it includes six bedrooms, a hot tub, and a swimming pool with a lap lane.

After pleading guilty to various counts linked to his work at FTX, including wire fraud, money laundering, and campaign finance violations, Singh was ordered to give up the residence as a condition of his release from prison.

Even though Singh, who is 27, used monies from his FTX account to acquire the residence, the investigators believe that those funds are directly tied to his criminal activities. The argument that Bankman-Fried and his accomplices stole money from the exchange for their own use and for trading at Alameda Research is one that is supported by John Ray, the head of the bankruptcy department at FTX. The prosecution makes this allegation.

It would appear that funds were utilized through a charity associated with FTX to purchase a mansion in the Czech Republic for multiple millions of dollars in July of 2022.

According to Bloomberg, Singh has also been ordered to hand over an amount of shares whose value has not been disclosed. The Department of Justice took ownership of Sam Bankman-approximately Fried’s $470 million worth of Robinhood shares in February.

Bankman-Fried has entered a plea of not guilty to his 12-count indictment, but his fellow executives, including Singh, FTX co-founder Gary Wang, and Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison, have all confessed to the crime, with the former receiving a reduced sentence in exchange for an early plea. The indictment was brought against Bankman-Fried by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


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