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Workers install security cams outside Sam Bankman-Fried’s family home

Workers have been spotted installing security cameras outside the $4 million California home where FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is staying under house arrest.

Workers set up cameras around Bankman-Fried’s parents’ home on the edge of Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto on Monday.

After being released on a record $250 million bond last week, the fallen cryptocurrency mogul was given permission to serve under California house arrest in a Manhattan federal court pending a federal trial.

He faces numerous charges including wire fraud, securities fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and campaign finance violations after allegedly defrauding investors of $1.8 billion.

After being released on $250 million bail, Bankman-Fried was cleared to serve under house arrest at his parents’ home in California.
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A private security worker greets Bankman-Fried's lawyer when he pulls over.
The family appears to have hired a private security firm.
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A private security firm was spotted outside Bankman-Fried’s parents’ home on Friday. He’s just a block from the Stanford University campus where both are law professors.

Bankman-Fried, 30, must wear an ankle monitor and can only leave her five-bedroom, three-bathroom home for exercise, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.

He is also prohibited from making unauthorized payments exceeding $1,000, except for attorney fees.

Sam Bankman-Fried leaves the courtroom.
Bankman-Fried is scheduled to appear in court next January 3rd.
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Roos said on Thursday that Bankman-Fried tricked investors into pocketing customer deposits on his FTX trading platform when the site went down, resulting in a “magnificent scale.” I committed fraud,” he said.

Suspected cryptogrifters face prison terms of up to 115 years. He is scheduled to return to court on January 3rd.