New York Attorney General Loses Patience with Tether & Bitfinex

September 15, 2020


John Castiglione, NYAGA senior enforcement counsel registered a letter on Monday ahead of a conference between 2 crypto organizations and the regulator arguing that it is the right time they produce a 17-month-old document order after detailing the financial information in the next 60 days.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen scheduled the hearing of the complaint this Thursday after getting received a request from the NYAG’s office earlier week stating that Tether and Bitfinex had not presented any documents yet.

As indicated by Castiglione, the NYAG is mentioning all records to be submitted within 60 days and an order keeping Tether from crediting assets to Bitfinex be extended a further 90 days. A lawyer with Steptoe and Johnson LLP, Charles Michael, speaking to Bitfinex, restricted any extension of the directive in his own letter.
It has for sure been a long journey. The case started in April 2019, when the Attorney General’s office said Bitfinex had lost admittance to near $1 billion in client reserves and borrowed from Tether’s reserves.
The NYAG won an injunction preventing Tether from sending further assets to Bitfinex, and Cohen ordered the organizations to share all documentation about the arrangements, just as archives about tether issuances, among different concerns.

Tether and Bitfinex requested the ruling but later lost the appeal in July. However, in this month, NYAG’s office asked to schedule Thursday’s conference to appeal a new production order with a rigid timeline. Monday’s letter shared more information. The NYAG wants Tether and Bitfinex to present purchase information for tether, tax documents, account information, and USD withdrawal requests within a week. Bitfinex is arguing that the order for all tether transaction documents is unreasonable. While Michael connected it to asking GM for necessary documentation about cars.
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