Bankman-Fried’s criminal case assigned to judge in Trump, Prince Andrew cases

Bankman-Fried’s criminal case assigned to judge in Trump, Prince Andrew cases

Dec 27 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal case over the collapse of his FTX cryptocurrency exchange has been reassigned to a judge recently known for handling defamation lawsuits against former U.S. President Donald Trump and a sexual abuse lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan replaces his colleague Ronnie Abrams, who recused … Read more

Bankman-Fried, FTX execs received billions in hidden loans, ex-Alameda CEO says

Bankman-Fried, FTX execs received billions in hidden loans, ex-Alameda CEO says

NEW YORK, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried and other FTX executives received billions of dollars in secret loans from the crypto mogul’s Alameda Research, the hedge fund’s former chief told a judge when she pleaded guilty to her role in the exchange’s collapse. Caroline Ellison, former chief executive of Alameda Research, said she agreed … Read more

Facebook parent Meta to settle Cambridge Analytica case for $725 million

Facebook parent Meta to settle Cambridge Analytica case for $725 million

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) has agreed to pay $725 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the social media giant of allowing third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, to access users’ personal information. The proposed settlement, which was disclosed in a court filing late on Thursday, would resolve a long-running … Read more

Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds ‘someone foolish’ enough as successor

Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds ‘someone foolish’ enough as successor

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter Inc once he finds a replacement, but will still run some key divisions of the social media platform. “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After … Read more

Exclusive: Sam Bankman-Fried to reverse decision on contesting extradition

Exclusive: Sam Bankman-Fried to reverse decision on contesting extradition

Dec 17 (Reuters) – Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to appear in court in the Bahamas on Monday to reverse his decision to contest extradition to the United States, where he faces fraud charges, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The 30-year-old cryptocurrency mogul was indicted in federal court … Read more

Exclusive: PepsiCo to roll out 100 Tesla Semis in 2023, exec says

Exclusive: PepsiCo to roll out 100 Tesla Semis in 2023, exec says

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 16 (Reuters) – PepsiCo plans to roll out 100 heavy-duty Tesla Semis in 2023, when it will start using the electric trucks to make deliveries to customers like Walmart and Kroger, the soda maker’s top fleet official told Reuters on Friday. PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O), which ordered the big trucks in 2017, … Read more

Goldman to cut thousands of staff as Wall Street layoffs intensify

Goldman to cut thousands of staff as Wall Street layoffs intensify

NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) is planning to cut thousands of employees to navigate a difficult economic environment, a source familiar with the matter said. The layoffs are the latest sign that cuts are accelerating across Wall Street as dealmaking dries up. Investment banking revenues have plunged this year … Read more

Chinese firms avert delisting as U.S. audit watchdog gets full inspection access

Chinese firms avert delisting as U.S. audit watchdog gets full inspection access

NEW YORK/HONG KONG/WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. accounting watchdog on Thursday said it has full access to inspect and investigate firms in China for the first time ever, removing the risk that around 200 Chinese companies could be kicked off U.S. stock exchanges. The statement from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) … Read more

As China seeks to live with the virus, COVID-control industries face decline

As China seeks to live with the virus, COVID-control industries face decline

BEIJING, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Like most Chinese, Beijing resident Wang was happy and relieved when she heard last week that China was dropping almost all of its zero-COVID policy curbs. A day later though, the 43-year-old lost her job as one of the city’s many hazmat-suited COVID swab testers. “The leader of our group … Read more

In sweltering Bahamas courtroom, Bankman-Fried fights incarceration

In sweltering Bahamas courtroom, Bankman-Fried fights incarceration

NASSAU, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Cordoned-off roads, a sweltering courtroom and numerous delays marked Sam Bankman-Fried’s first in-person public appearance since his crypto company collapsed. The Bahamas courtroom hearing, conducted over the course of six hours, saw Bankman-Fried, dressed in a suit rather than his typical t-shirt attire, seeking bail to dispute his extradition to … Read more