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Sam Bankman-Fried thought he had 5% chance of becoming president, ex-girlfriend says

Posted on AllSides October 10th, 2023
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Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

Disgraced crypto executive Sam Bankman-Fried thought there was a "5% chance he would become president," his ex-girlfriend testified Tuesday at his federal criminal trial.

Caroline Ellison, one of the government's star witnesses, said she and the 31-year-old Bankman-Fried "started sleeping together on and off" in 2018 and dated in subsequent years.

During their relationship, Ellison said Bankman-Fried would describe his business, and political, ambitions.

Ellison also testified she committed crimes with Bankman-Fried. She pleaded guilty and is testifying pursuant to a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors in New York, who...

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