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CDCROP: FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC, December 2021
US Justice Department Wants FTX Fraud Allegations to Be Investigated
The collapse was described as the "fastest big corporate failure in American history," in a court filing.
CDCROP: FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC, December 2021

CDCROP: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
FTX Faces US Justice Department Probe: Report
FTX already faced other state and federal investigations.
CDCROP: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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US Seizes 50K Bitcoins Related to Silk Road Marketplace
The bitcoin, which was obtained in 2012 and which was valued at $3.36 billion when it was discovered in November, is now worth $1.04 billion.
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Delaware DOJ Freezes Wallets, Accounts in 'Pig Butchering' Crypto Scams
A total of 23 entities, including wallets, accounts and individuals, were traced in this version of a common crypto romance scam.
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US IRS Can Issue Summons to Bank Serving Crypto Broker SFOX Customers in Search of Tax Evaders
The John Doe summons will require M.Y. Safra Bank to provide information about SFOX customers who used the bank and may owe taxes on crypto transactions.
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Crypto Crime-Focused Justice Department Leader Leaving: Report
Nicholas Quaid, second-in-command in the criminal division, spent his nearly two-year stint at the DOJ developing the regime around crypto crime legislation and prosecution.
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First Guilty Plea in Coinbase-Related Insider Trading Charges
The brother of a former Coinbase product manager, Nikhil Wahi, in late July was arrested for trading on confidential information.
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Miami Trio Charged With Defrauding Banks and Crypto Exchange of Over $4M
The DOJ has been cracking down on crypto-related scams as lawmakers become more vocal about illicit activity in the space. 
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Ex-OpenSea Executive Files to Dismiss DOJ Case Alleging NFT Insider Trading
Nathaniel Chastain's motion says NFTs cannot be classified as securities or commodities, a requirement for wire fraud charges.
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