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Statement on Arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried

Gurbir S. Grewal

Director, Division of Enforcement

Dec. 12, 2022

"We commend our law enforcement partners for working to secure the arrest of Mr. Sam Bankman-Fried in the Bahamas on federal criminal charges. The Securities and Exchange Commission has separately authorized charges relating to Mr. Bankman-Fried’s violations of our securities laws, which will be filed publicly tomorrow in the Southern District of New York."

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