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Sam Bankman-Fried met with ‘Big Short’ author Michael Lewis

Disgraced FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried is about to turn his cryptocurrency story into a blockbuster with the help of a top writer who wrote Hollywood hit ‘The Big Short’ It seems that.

Bankman-Fried, who has now retired to his parents’ home at Stanford University after being released last week on $250 million bail following federal charges of financial fraud and money laundering, is best-selling author Michael. I received a visit from Lewis.

A source said Tuesday that “Moneyball” writer Lewis spent hours inside the residence hours after Bankman-Fried landed on Friday, presumably seeing him turn 30. The billionaire faces up to 115 years in prison in a matter of weeks, telling The Post EXCLUSIVELY that he’s talking about the latest twist in his crypto-collapse.

The Bankman-Fried and Lewis collaboration was said to have been going on for about six months, long before any financial misconduct was discovered, but was first reported after the collapse of FTX in November, when Entertainment Newsletter The Ankler books from Lewis publishers to potential movie rights buyers.

Sam Bankman-Fried left Manhattan federal court last week.
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A road block is laid near the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California, leading to the house where former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is staying.  Bankman-Fried will stay in a house owned by his parents under his house arrest while on bail while awaiting trial.
A road block has been set up near where SBF is staying at his family home in Palo Alto, California.
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A Lewis rep hinted that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology boy prodigy allegedly squandered billions of dollars of investors, calling the Bankman-Fried story “more than enough for a Michael Lewis signature book.” advertised.

Bankman-Fried’s parents, both law professors at Stanford University, have hosted several gatherings since their ankle-monitored son’s house arrest began, according to sources.

They also paid to install private armed guards and cameras to increase security. blocking roads from traffic.

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SBF’s story is “more than enough for a Michael Lewis book,” says the author’s rep.
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Officials also announced Tuesday that the case will now be presided over by U.S. District Judge Louis Kaplan.

Kaplan, who has been a judge since 1994, replaced colleague Ronnie Abrams, who resigned last week after learning that her husband’s law firm advised FTX in 2021.

Known for his no-nonsense demeanor, Judge Kaplan is no stranger to high-profile cases. He is currently overseeing his two civil lawsuits against former President Donald Trump by former magazine columnist E. Gene Carroll.

Justice Louis Kaplan is known for his no-nonsense approach on the bench.
The Bankman-Fried case is presided over by Judge Lewis Kaplan.
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In addition to the battery allegations, Carroll alleges that Trump defamed her by denying he raped her in a locker room in the mid-1990s. did.

Kaplan also recently presided over Virginia Giuffre’s civil lawsuit against Prince Andrew.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Bankman-Fried had not yet filed a petition. He is scheduled to return to court in New York next week, and sources say he expects to return privately with security details.

with post wire