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Two Democratic members of the United States Senate have called on the Justice Department to investigate the collapse of FTX and potentially prosecute individuals involved in wrongdoing.

In a Nov. 23 letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse requested the Justice Department launch an investigation into crypto exchange FTX’s downfall with the “utmost scrutiny.” The lawmakers cited the impact the collapse of a major firm in the crypto space had had on related companies — lending companies including Genesis and BlockFi halting trading — and funds which FTX retail investors may not recover.

The senators specifically called out former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried for his role in the controversy, including his deleted tweet that funds were “fine” at the exchange and attempts to downplay concerns about the firm’s liquidity issues. Warren and Whitehouse echoed characterizations of FTX’s management from the

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