Sam Bankman-Fried exits a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on July 26, 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Sam Bankman-Fried Guilty on All 7 Counts in FTX Fraud Trial

A tentative sentencing date was set for March 28, 2024. Bankman-Fried could spend decades in prison and potentially up to 115 years.
Sam Bankman-Fried exits a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on July 26, 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried outside a courthouse in July 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
DOJ's Proposed 50-Year Sentence for Sam Bankman-Fried 'Disturbing,' FTX Founder's Lawyers Say
Bankman-Fried's defense team attacked prosecutors' lengthy prison term recommendation in a new letter Tuesday.
Sam Bankman-Fried outside a courthouse in July 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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FTX Users Describe 'Emotional Toll' From Bankruptcy in Letters to Judge Ahead of Sam Bankman-Fried's Sentencing
Bankman-Fried will be sentenced later this month.
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Sam Bankman-Fried exiting the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street earlier this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Should Spend 40-50 Years in Prison, DOJ Says
The U.S. government also recommended an $11 billion fine and forfeiture.
Sam Bankman-Fried exiting the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street earlier this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

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Sam Bankman-Fried exits a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on July 26, 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Expresses Remorse for His Actions After Getting a 25-Year Prison Sentence

Last Thursday, while announcing the sentence U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Bankman-Fried never offered "a word of remorse" for his "terrible crimes."

Sam Bankman-Fried exits a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on July 26, 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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SBF Is Going to Prison for 25 Years

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Sam Bankman-Fried, middle, walks into court on Aug. 11, 2023. (Victor Chen/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

The former FTX CEO was convicted of seven counts of fraud and conspiracy in November, a year after the once-giant cryptocurrency exchange collapsed.

Sam Bankman-Fried, middle, walks into court on Aug. 11, 2023. (Victor Chen/CoinDesk)
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Bankman-Fried's sentencing kicks off in a few hours.

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Sam Bankman-Fried exits a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on July 26, 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
U.S. Government's Legal Precedents Don't Support Lengthy Prison Term, Bankman-Fried's Defense Argues

Bankman-Fried was found guilty of fraud last year and will be sentenced on March 28.

Sam Bankman-Fried exits a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on July 26, 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried outside a courthouse in July 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
DOJ's Proposed 50-Year Sentence for Sam Bankman-Fried 'Disturbing,' FTX Founder's Lawyers Say

Bankman-Fried's defense team attacked prosecutors' lengthy prison term recommendation in a new letter Tuesday.

Sam Bankman-Fried outside a courthouse in July 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried exiting the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street earlier this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Should Spend 40-50 Years in Prison, DOJ Says

The U.S. government also recommended an $11 billion fine and forfeiture.

Sam Bankman-Fried exiting the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street earlier this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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Sam Bankman-Fried exiting the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street earlier this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Should Spend 40-50 Years in Prison, DOJ Says

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Sam Bankman-Fried exiting the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street earlier this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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