FTX founder Bankman-Fried allowed $250M bond, house arrest
December 23, 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried walked out of a Manhattan courthouse Thursday with his parents after they agreed to sign a $250 million bond and keep him at their California home while he awaits trial on charges that he swindled investors and looted customer deposits on his FTX trading platform.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Roos said in federal court that Bankman-Fried, 30, "perpetrated a fraud of epic proportions." Roos proposed strict bail terms including the $250 million bond — which he said is believed to be the largest federal pretrial bond ever —...