Bankman-Fried agrees to extradition from Bahamas to face U.S. charges
Eric Lewis was quoted in the Washington Post on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's decision to accept extradition from the Bahamas.
Eric Lewis, a lawyer and expert on extraditions, said that Bankman-Fried’s decision to go along with extradition might have been due to his not wanting to spend months in a Bahamian jail, where conditions are notoriously bad. While Bankman-Fried has the legal right to challenge the extradition, prosecutors might view that negatively “when it comes time to look at both bail and a potential sentence.”
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Lewis, the extradition expert, said Bankman-Fried will likely face a bail hearing if he returns to the United States. Getting out on bail might be difficult, he said, given that Bankman-Fried is a high-profile defendant, facing a weighty prison sentence and might have access to significant funds.