The verdict is in for Sam Bankman-Fried: Guilty! Once hailed as a wonderboy in the crypto world, he will now be forever known as America’s most notorious fraudster.
The extensive trial, spanning nearly six weeks and revolving around the founder of FTX, has at last come to a close, resulting in a verdict that held few surprises. In a final attempt to convince at least one juror that Sam might not be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, he took the stand and faced relentless questioning from Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Sassoon in the trial’s concluding days. Unfortunately, this effort proved in vain, as none of the jurors harbored any doubts about his culpability.