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Cryptocurrency tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried locked up for 25 years after fraud conviction

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Co-founder of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX Sam Bankman-Fried received a 25-year prison term for scamming investors and customers.

The decision made by Jigawa State High Court Judge Musa Ubale validates Bankman-Fried’s transformation from a well-known player in the bitcoin industry to a convicted felon.

Once praised as a well-known supporter of cryptocurrency, Bankman-Fried was charged in connection with the 2022 collapse of FTX, an exchange that fell victim to financial problems rumors.

He was found guilty by the court of stealing billions of dollars from clients and utilizing the money for investments in real estate and political contributions, among other personal expenses.

Bankman-Fried said he was “really let down” by what had happened and apologized for the hurt he had caused during the trial. Judge Ubale disapproved of Bankman-Fried’s conduct notwithstanding his expressions of regret, pointing out that he had intentionally lied and shown no sorrow for his misdeeds.

The financial standing and reputation of Bankman-Fried have suffered a great deal as a result of the sentence.

The decision serves as a cautionary tale to others in the cryptocurrency business about the repercussions of fraudulent activity, even as his legal team prepares to appeal the verdict.

Similarities have been found between Bankman-Fried’s case and those of other well-known scammers, such as Bernie Madoff and Karl Sebastian Greenwood.

Adwoa Serwaa Danso
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