According to the article, which cited sources familiar with the matter, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York recently sent out a series of requests asking recipients to provide information on a list of FTX workers and affiliates.
According to Bloomberg News on Thursday, American authorities are requesting information about FTX and its main personnel, Sam Bankman-Fried and Caroline Ellison, from cryptocurrency investors and trading companies that had a close working relationship with the company.
Similar information requests were also made to businesses that invested in or traded on FTX by attorneys from the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the report said.
Earlier on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice’s bankruptcy monitor demanded an impartial probe into the demise of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
More legislative hearings will be held this month to explore FTX’s demise, with the first of many scheduled to take place on December 13 before the House Financial Services Committee.
According to the report, the regulator is attempting to gain a better understanding of what FTX officials informed investors and whether any false statements were made that would be against the law.
The recently appointed FTX CEO John Ray claimed in a court filing last month that the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange Sam Bankman-Fried established had poor corporate control and ineffective regulatory monitoring.
Caroline Ellison, the SEC, the FTX, and the SDNY U.S. Attorney’s Office did not immediately reply to Reuters’ requests for comment. Bankman-Fried couldn’t be reached right away.