Sam Bankman Fried news for 10-31-2023

Sam Bankman Fried news for 10-31-2023
31 de oct. de 2023 · 2m 56s

This is your Sam bankman Freed podcast and here is the latest in headlines from the Sam Bankman-Freed Trial as the Defense Rests and Closing Arguments will soon Begin The...

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This is your Sam bankman Freed podcast and here is the latest in headlines from the Sam Bankman-Freed Trial as the Defense Rests and Closing Arguments will soon Begin

The defense team for Sam Bankman-Freed, the founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, rested its case on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, after Bankman-Freed testified for the fourth and final day.

Bankman-Freed's testimony was central to his defense, as he sought to convince the jury that he was not aware of the fraudulent activities that led to the collapse of FTX. He testified that he was focused on the high-level vision of the company and that he trusted his deputies to handle the day-to-day operations.

Bankman-Freed also testified that he did not learn that Alameda Research, a trading firm that he also founded, had borrowed billions of dollars in customer funds from FTX until the fall of 2022, months before the exchange's collapse.

The prosecution's case against Bankman-Freed is based on the allegation that he knowingly used customer funds to cover losses at Alameda Research and to fund other risky investments. The prosecution has presented evidence that Bankman-Freed lied to investors about the financial health of FTX and that he concealed the fact that Alameda Research was borrowing customer funds.

Highlights from Bankman-Freed's testimony in the past 24 hours:

Bankman-Freed testified that he was not aware of the fraudulent activities that led to the collapse of FTX.
He said he was focused on the high-level vision of the company and that he trusted his deputies to handle the day-to-day operations.
Bankman-Freed also testified that he did not learn that Alameda Research, a trading firm that he also founded, had borrowed billions of dollars in customer funds from FTX until the fall of 2022, months before the exchange's collapse.
What to expect next:

After the defense rests its case, closing arguments will begin. The jury is then expected to begin deliberating the verdict.

Bankman-Freed faces eight counts of criminal fraud, including wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison on each count.


Bankman-Freed's testimony was a critical moment in his trial. He sought to portray himself as a young and inexperienced entrepreneur who made mistakes but did not commit any crimes.

However, the prosecution's cross-examination of Bankman-Freed was effective in challenging his claims. The prosecution presented evidence that Bankman-Freed was aware of the risks that he was taking with customer funds and that he lied to investors about the financial health of FTX.

The jury will now have to decide whether to believe Bankman-Freed's testimony or the prosecution's case. The outcome of the trial will have a significant impact on the cryptocurrency industry and on Bankman-Freed's personal future.
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