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Look at What Charges Sam Bankman-Fried Potentially Faces

Democrat megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried faces spending the rest of his life behind bars after an eight-count indictment was unsealed Tuesday against him in federal court.

A Manhattan federal grand jury charged Bankman-Fried, 30, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit commodities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and conspiracy to defraud the Federal Election Commission and commit campaign finance violations, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Prosecutors allege that Bankman-Fried misappropriated billions of dollars of customer funds deposited into the cryptocurrency exchange that he founded, FTX, and lied to investors and lenders about the company and about his cryptocurrency hedge fund Alameda Research. Read more…

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