BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Negotiates Surrender to US Authorities

According to court documents shared with cryptocurrency publication The Block, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes could surrender to US authorities in Hawaii next month.

Hayes and BitMEX co-owners Greg Dwyer and Ben Delo, as well as Head of Business Development Greg Dwyer, were charged in October with “willfully failing to establish, implement, and maintain an adequate anti-money laundering (‘AML’) program” for the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange.

While Reed has already been arrested, the other three men are at large. According to court transcripts from a February 9 hearing, Hayes is in Singapore. Dwyer’s Twitter account lists his location like Bermuda. Delo is a British national.

With regards to Hayes, Assistant US Attorney Jessica Greenwood told the US District Court of the Southern District of New York: “We, with respect to defendant Hayes, have discussed a surrender date of April 6, 2021, in Hawaii.” Hayes would then appear virtually before a judge.

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