Ben Delo, one of the founders and co-owners of an engaged crypto derivatives exchange, BitMEX, surrendered to the US authorities in New York.
According to Bloomberg“Delo was indicted remotely before Judge Sarah L. Cave during a trial on March 15. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on $ 20 million bail.
The bail conditions stipulate that you are allowed to return home to the UK and await trial.
The work of surrender was part of the agreement negotiations with US authorities in February. The terms were coordinated with the FBI and the U.S. Border Patrol to allow Delo to enter the United States, even though the defendant was subject to a travel ban by the British authorities. Rachel Miller, a spokeswoman for Delo, said:
“The charges against Ben are unfounded and constitute an unjustified violation by the US authorities.” Ben wants to defend himself against the accusation and clear his name in court. “
Delo and BitMEX colleagues Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed and Greg Dwyer are charged operation of an unregistered trading platform and violating U.S. anti-money laundering laws by providing unlicensed services to U.S. citizens.
Delo is BitMEX’s second CEO, facing authorities after the arrest of former CTO director Samuel Reed in October 2020. Reed was released from custody the same month after the release. $ 5 million bond and I agree to abide by court proceedings.
Former CEO of the stock exchange, Arthur Hayes, is currently based in Singapore, but is working with the authorities to surrender in Hawaii on April 6.
According to transcripts from a court teleconference on February 16, U.S. attorney Jessica Greenwood noted that co-owner and Bermuda Greg Dwyer he refused to give up. However, extradition proceedings were initiated to return Dwyer to the charges in the United States