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Why Isn't Sam Bankman-Fried in Jail?

It's day 20 and SBF still isn't in jail. What gives? Ryan and David give their thoughts on why that may be and how this all might play out.
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Inside the episode

Also, stay tuned toward the end of the show for a special guest appearance from our boots-on-the-ground Bahamas correspondent to give their take from the belly of the beast.


TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES

0:00 Intro

5:44 SBF to Prison?

https://fortune.com/crypto/2022/11/13/could-sam-bankman-fried-go-to-prison-for-the-ftx-disaster/

9:00 Criminal Misconduct

https://twitter.com/RBPFPolice/status/1591864528291221504

10:25 1M Creditors

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/15/ftx-says-could-have-over-1-million-creditors-in-new-bankruptcy-filing.html

14:21 Alameda Backend

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/13/sam-bankman-frieds-alameda-quietly-used-ftx-customer-funds-without-raising-alarm-bells-say-sources.html

16:30 SBF Backdoor

https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/exclusive-least-1-billion-client-funds-missing-failed-crypto-firm-ftx-sources-2022-11-12/

17:28 Buying Properties

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-bankman-frieds-ftx-parents-bought-bahamas-property-worth-121-mln-2022-11-22/

18:35 $1B Personal Loan

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-17/ftx-s-bankman-fried-received-1-billion-loan-from-alameda

19:08 Cashing Out $300M

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/18/sam-bankman-fried-cashed-out-300m-in-previous-funding-round-wsj/

21:40 NYT Puff Piece

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1592296341346320384

https://twitter.com/TrungTPhan/status/1592349684471037955

24:15 Liz Hoffman of WSJ

https://twitter.com/lizrhoffman/status/1595184595409969153

25:30 Alameda CEO  

https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1593615727512227840

26:14 Pandemic Prevention

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/11/16/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-pandemic-prevention/

27:42 NYT Conference

https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/investing/sam-bankmanfried-to-appear-at-new-york-times-conference-despite-ftx-bankruptcy/news-story/2e02d2fd6e584cc5b3148d0f6ba14a2f

https://twitter.com/andrewrsorkin/status/1595517635441090565

https://twitter.com/WSBChairman/status/1595512773177446412

https://twitter.com/MattWalshInBos/status/1596130827733188608

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1595591868275826688

33:50 Grants to Media

https://twitter.com/teddyschleifer/status/1591191408589017088

https://www.coinage.media/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g9ycHS0xtU

https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/27/ftx-ceo-leads-trustless-medias-seed-round-to-help-build-community-owned-web3-shows/

41:00 Balaji Thread

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1592661466012061696

50:45 Political Donations

https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/beleaguered-crypto-billionaire-was-hobnobbing-at-white-house-just-six-months-ago/

https://www.livemint.com/market/cryptocurrency/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-team-among-top-political-donors-before-bankruptcy-11669031663161.html

https://twitter.com/dankeeler/status/1519780887893790724

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-25/ftx-mcconnell-bankman-fried-super-pac-donation

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/22/business/ftx-sam-bankman-fried-influence.html

51:47 Returning Money

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/29/beto-orourke-sam-bankman-fried-ftx/

52:40 ON THE GROUND BAHAMAS CORRESPONDENT

55:25 Psychology Autopsy

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/15/technology/ftx-sam-bankman-fried-psychiatrist.html

1:05:45 Why Isn't Sam Bankman-Fried in Jail?

1:14:30 Closing & Disclaimers

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