An unidentified buyer or buyer could soon own a property previously linked to defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX and its former CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
According to an updated posting on Realtor.com, the DC property was listed as “contingent,” suggesting that the party handling the deal has accepted an offer but the transaction was not yet finalized. The townhouse located near the United States Capitol building was reportedly owned by Guarding Against Pandemics, a nonprofit organization established by Gabriel Bankman-Fried, brother of the former FTX CEO.
Cointelegraph reported in January that the property had been removed from real estate listings after having allegedly been purchased by misappropriated FTX user funds. Realtor.com’s listing at the time of publication showed a price of $3 million, while available photographs did not suggest any crypto or blockchain design to the house.
DC Townhouse Linked to Fallen FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Is Listed for $3.3M
420 3rd St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Full bathrooms: 4
1/2 bathrooms: 1 pic.twitter.com/oBQslTGuV3
— Paul Argueta (@talktopaul_com) January 23, 2023
Amid the collapse of FTX and criminal charges brought against Sam Bankman-Fried, US authorities suspected assets tied to the crypto exchange and its former CEO, including those used for political donations. Bankman-Fried will face two criminal trials — scheduled for October 2023 and March 2024 — for charges including allegations of campaign finance law violations.
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It’s unclear who is behind the purchase of the DC property and what role the money behind the sale could play, if any, in FTX’s ongoing bankruptcy case in the District of Delaware. Gabriel Bankman-Fried reportedly stepped down from his position as executive director of Guarding Against Pandemics in November 2022. Cointelegraph reached out to the nonprofit but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
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