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Sale of FTX-linked  controversial property in Washington D.C. raises eyebrows

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  • The listing on Realtor.com has been updated to reflect that the property is now “contingent,” indicating that an offer has been accepted, but the transaction is not yet finalized.
  • The townhouse, located near the U.S. Capitol building, was reportedly owned by Guarding Against Pandemics, a nonprofit organization established by Gabriel Bankman-Fried, Sam Bankman-Fried’s brother.
  • As FTX collapsed and criminal charges were brought against Sam Bankman-Fried, U.S. authorities initiated investigations into assets connected to the cryptocurrency exchange and its former CEO.

There is speculation surrounding the potential sale of a property in Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, which was previously associated with the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX and its former CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried. The listing on Realtor.com has been updated to reflect that the property is now “contingent,” indicating that an offer has been accepted, but the transaction is not yet finalized.

The townhouse, located near the U.S. Capitol building, was reportedly owned by Guarding Against Pandemics, a nonprofit organization established by Gabriel Bankman-Fried, Sam Bankman-Fried’s brother. However, it had been removed from real estate listings after allegations surfaced that it had been purchased using misappropriated funds from FTX users. The property was priced at $3 million on Realtor.com at the time of publication, and there were no indications of any crypto or blockchain-themed designs within the house based on available photographs.

FTX-linked assets under investigation

As FTX collapsed and criminal charges were brought against Sam Bankman-Fried, U.S. authorities initiated investigations into assets connected to the cryptocurrency exchange and its former CEO. These investigations encompassed assets utilized for political donations as well. Bankman-Fried himself is scheduled to face two criminal trials in October 2023 and March 2024 on various charges, including alleged violations of campaign finance laws.

The identity of the buyer or buyers behind the purchase of the D.C. property remains unclear, as does the potential impact of the funds involved in the sale on FTX’s ongoing bankruptcy case in the District of Delaware. Gabriel Bankman-Fried reportedly stepped down from his position as the executive director of Guarding Against Pandemics in November 2022, further adding to the complexity surrounding the property’s ownership and its connection to the cryptocurrency exchange.

The potential sale of the property linked to FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried in Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood has attracted significant attention due to the controversial nature surrounding FTX’s collapse and the legal challenges faced by its former CEO. The situation has raised questions about the possible involvement of cryptocurrency assets and the implications for the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.

FTX, once a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, faced a tumultuous period leading to its collapse. Sam Bankman-Fried, known for his involvement in the crypto space, has been embroiled in criminal charges and legal battles. The U.S. authorities have been actively investigating FTX’s assets, including those used for political campaign contributions, as part of their efforts to uncover potential financial irregularities and misconduct.

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