Man with Berkshires ties credited with blowing whistle on FTX founder

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A Berkshires native blew the whistle on FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, report NewsChannel 13 media partners at The Berkshire Eagle.

Bankman-Fried was arrested on Monday in the Bahamas.

Ryan Salame, co-CEO of the affiliated company FTX Digital Markets, is said to have informed Bahamian securities that Bankman-Fried may have funneled customer investments to his hedge fund in the days before FTX collapse.

Salame owns several properties in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Bankman-Fried is also accused of using that money to make campaign contributions to both major political parties.

Prosecutors believe Bankman-Fried did this in order to “buy” political influence on both sides of the aisle.