Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced To 25 Years For Multi-Billion FTX Fraud

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the failed FTX crypto exchange, has finally been sentenced for the massive multi billion dollar fraud committed.

Bankman-Fried, or SBF as he is frequently referred to, has been sentenced to 240 months in prison, which is to be followed by a consecutive 60 months for a total of 300 months in prison, or 25 years. The sentence was handed down by Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In making his decision, Kaplan stated that the Probation Department had recommended 105 years as a sentence, while the Government aimed for 40 to 50 years, but that such a sentence would be “more than necessary.”

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Kaplan added that he had “never seen a performance” like SBF’s in the court during his 30 years serving as a judge, referring to his lies, evasiveness, hair splitting, and constant requests for questions to be rephrased.

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