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Sam Bankman-Fried trial live: FTX founder faces seven conspiracy and fraud counts

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2023
From The Left
Justice, Sam Bankman-Fried, Trial, FTX, Cryptocurrency
John Minchillo/AP

Sam Bankman-Fried’s confidants were along for the ride. At his side was Caroline Ellison, Alameda’s CEO and his on-again, off-again lover.

Ellison, too, projected tech bro-like eccentricities, waxing philosophical about free love and drugs. She wrote in a now-notorious tweet.:

Nothing like regular amphetamine use to make you appreciate how dumb a lot of normal, non-medicated human experience is.

The duo and eight others comprising the financial whiz’s inner circle shared a tony penthouse in the Bahamas, a living arrangement that some, including tech mogul Elon Musk, reportedly described as a “polycule”– that is, “a connected network of people and relationships,...

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