SEC Wants to Depose Six More Witnesses in Ripple Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is asking Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn for an order to depose six more witnesses, including former Ripple CFO Ron Will and former Xpring senior vice president Ethan Beard.

The SEC argues that it has to extend the number of depositions because of evidence developed over the course of discovery and “the sheer scale” of Ripple’s “unlawful” XRP offering.

As of now, ten current and former Ripple employees are already set to testify on various matters.

Zeroing in on lobbying efforts

The SEC is also seeking to compel Ripple to produce documents concerning its lobbying efforts.

Back in June 2020, Chris Giancarlo, a former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, publicly declared that XRP wasn’t an unregistered security. However, the SEC points out that he was on Ripple’s payroll:

In addition, the SEC wants to obtain the documents of five additional custodians so that the agency can obtain all relevant internal and external documents.


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