Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Found Guilty on All Counts, Faces Lengthy Sentence

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX,

has been convicted on all seven charges, including wire fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, and money laundering. The jury delivered its verdict on Thursday evening, potentially subjecting Bankman-Fried to a sentence of up to a century in prison.

Conviction of Former FTX CEO Reports emerged on Thursday evening indicating that Sam Bankman-Fried, the 31-year-old former CEO of FTX, has been found guilty by a jury. Bankman-Fried was charged in December 2022, following the collapse of the FTX exchange. The charges against him included allegations of mismanaging billions of dollars in customer deposits, deceiving investors, lenders, and associates of Alameda Research.

According to accounts from the courtroom shared by journalist Matthew Russell Lee, the judge thanked the jurors for their service and prepared to discharge them. Discussions ensued regarding the scheduling of Bankman-Fried’s sentencing, with the judge proposing December 11, 2023, as the initial date. However, the prosecution requested more time for preparation, leading to the sentencing being set for March 28, 2024.

Bankman-Fried now faces the possibility of spending over a century in prison due to the convictions. Despite the verdict, his lawyer, Mark Cohen, maintained Bankman-Fried’s innocence in an email statement to NBC, asserting that his client will continue to vigorously fight the charges against him.

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