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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Voices Remorse from Prison

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Voices Remorse from Prison

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX, recently spoke from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn about the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange.

According to an ABC News report on April 1, Bankman-Fried, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence, expressed remorse for his actions, stating that he never believed they were illegal. This comes after his sentencing on March 28 by Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bankman-Fried was found guilty on seven felony charges and has been imprisoned since August 2023. He acknowledged his mistakes and the impact they had, stating that he is haunted by what was lost. However, he maintains that there was no intent to harm or defraud FTX customers.

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The sentencing marks a turning point in FTX’s legal saga, which collapsed in November 2022. Judge Kaplan recommended placing Bankman-Fried in a medium or low-security facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sentence accounts for time served, with an expected total of about 25 years.

Bankman-Fried’s legal team plans to appeal the decision, with the possibility of sentence reduction still open for discussion. In his communications, Bankman-Fried emphasized that his actions were a result of misjudgment rather than malice, aiming to distance himself from the responsibility of FTX’s bankruptcy.

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