The search of Mr. Salame’s $4 million house signals that federal authorities are not done with their investigation into FTX’s collapse as they prepare for Mr. Bankman-Fried’s trial set in October. They are scrutinizing an array of employees and advisers in the former crypto mogul’s orbit, including Mr. Bankman-Fried’s younger brother.
Jason Linder, a lawyer for Mr. Salame, did not respond to a request for comment.
An F.B.I. spokeswoman declined to comment.
It is unclear what the authorities were looking for during the search, which took place around 7 a.m., according to a person who sent a photo of F.B.I. agents gathered outside the home to The New York Times.
A native of Sandisfield, Mass., a town in the Berkshires, Mr. Salame worked for EY, the global accounting and consulting firm better known as Ernst & Young, before working for Mr. Bankman-Fried at Alameda Research, a crypto hedge fund that was based in Hong Kong.
He soon became one of Mr. Bankman-Fried’s most loyal and trusted lieutenants. After FTX relocated to the Bahamas in 2021, Mr. Salame served as an intermediary between the company and the local government, and he was appointed co-chief executive of FTX Digital Markets, the exchange’s Bahamian business entity.