[디지털투데이 추현우 기자] FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman Pride, said to be the main culprit in the FTX cryptocurrency exchange bankruptcy, failed to testify before the US Congress.
According to major foreign media on the 9th (hereafter local time), the US House Banking Committee requested the presence of Sam Bankman Pride at a public hearing on the FTX event scheduled to take place on the 13th, but in the end over there Sam Bankman Pride did not respond. to the application, so attendance was unsuccessful
The Banking Commission said in an official statement that day, “Sam Bankman Pride’s attorney did not respond to the request for an appearance by the specified deadline.” Accordingly, the Senate Banking Committee will issue an official subpoena requesting attendance and testimony.
Sam Bankman Pride announced on his Twitter the day before that he would be happy to appear at the hearing and testify if Congress considers that necessary, but in the end he did not keep his promise. Around the time of FTX’s bankruptcy, Sam Bankman Pride is said to have left the United States and is currently staying in the Bahamas, where FTX is headquartered.
Meanwhile, the House Financial Services Committee plans to call John Ray III, the current CEO of FTX, to testify, not Sam Bankman Pride, in a separate public hearing. John Ray III is in bankruptcy proceedings after filing for FTX bankruptcy protection.