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Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison Over Crypto Scam

Sam Bankman-Fried has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in a massive cryptocurrency fraud scheme. The former FTX crypto exchange boss reportedly misappropriated up to $8 billion of customer funds for purposes other than the original intended purpose. These included investing in different companies, funding his lavish lifestyle, and investing in real estate.

The judge remarked that this sentence is punitive but also a deterrent. Cryptocurrency is an arena nearly akin to the Wild West and can quickly devolve into a fraud situation when real cash is involved. This sentence is partially an effort to curtail the criminal element inherent in unregulated markets. SBF is lucky to only receive a conviction and sentence for fraud as there was a question about politicians he may have paid off.

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Sam Bankman-Fried sentencing underway: Here’s what you need to know – YouTube

Sam Bankman-Fried Sentencing: SBF Gets 25 Years in Prison Over FTX Collapse – Bloomberg

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