Sam Bankman-Fried found ‘chilling’ in JFK airport lounge on $250M bail bond

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The temporary arrest of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) may stem from the efforts the crypto community has taken to help investigate and trace the whereabouts of the notorious entrepreneur. Although he eventually posted $250 million bail and escaped jail time, the community continues to publicly monitor his every move.

Just three days after being released on privately-approved bonds, members of the cryptocurrency community are said to have witnessed SBF “chilling” in a lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A supporting image, shared by @litcapital on his Twitter, shows his SBF sitting in a lounge chair with access to his laptop and cell phone.

Sam Bankman-Fried spotted in the JFK airport lounge.Source: Twitter

Based on photos, other community members have confirmed that the location of the SBF is American Airlines’ Greenwich (business class) lounge in Terminal 8. According to primary sources, SBF was accompanied by his parents, an FBI agent and a lawyer.

A later image showed SBF on an American Airlines flight disguised in a beanie and sitting next to a suit-clad officer.

This image has rekindled the debate about how SBF worked. Said Maxine Waters, chairman of the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, said that although she had access to her laptop and mobile devices, she could not access her personal or work data.

Additionally, some wondered how SBF was able to purchase business class tickets amid FTX’s bankruptcy proceedings. That’s great!” Said community member.

Related: Judge drops SBF-FTX case, citing husband’s law firm advice link

Recent court filings reveal bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX paid $12 million in retainage to Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (S&C) shortly before it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. became.

After August 26, 2022, FTX made payments to S&C worth approximately $3.5 million for legal services.