Martin Shkreli, entrepreneur, investor and convicted white-collar criminal, talks about the new judge assigned to the case against Sam Bankman-Fried, whether Sam’s going to plead guilty or not, and the potential involvement of his family in the lawsuit.
- whether Sam Bankman-Fried truly did not have money to post bail
- why the government did not restrict Sam’s usage of the internet and social media
- why Martin thinks the new judge assigned to the case, Judge Lewis Kaplan, is good for SBF
- how many years Judge Kaplan could sentence SBF to, given his unusual work experience
- whether there’s still a chance that Sam could paint this case as a business failure
- how defense attorneys will likely try to exploit the romantic relationship between Ellison and SBF in their favor
- why it is unlikely that SBF will plead guilty on the January 3rd arraignment date
- what a telemarketing fraudster case has to do with FTX
- how the prosecutors could indict SBF’s family if he doesn’t plead guilty
- how a jury would be selected
- whether Sam has enough funds to pay for a decent lawyer and how that’s going to affect the case
- how Martin learned about crypto while he was in prison
- how prisoners engage with crypto while incarcerated
- whether Sam could run a business from prison
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- Previous appearances of Martin on Unchained:
- Videos on SBF:
- Which Gang Will Sam Bankman Join In Prison? | Martin Shkreli Gives Prison Advice to FTX CEO
- My Boy Sam Bankman Is Facing Life in Jail for Sure | Martin Shkreli Predicts the FTX Court Hearing
- Reuters: Sam Bankman-Fried to enter plea in FTX fraud case
- SBF Released on $250M Bond Secured by Parents
- Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang Plead Guilty and Are Cooperating in FTX Investigation
- SBF Signs Extradition Papers After 8 Nights in Bahamas Jail With AC and Cable TV
- CFTC and SEC File Damning Complaints Against Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX
- Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested Amid US Indictment
- Fortune: Sam Bankman-Fried indicted on multiple conspiracy and fraud charges by U.S. officials
Previous coverage of Unchained on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX:
- The Chopping Block: Was FTX a Scam From the Very Beginning?
- How Much Prison Time Is FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Facing?
- Why the Legal Process for FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried Could Take Years
- The Chopping Block: SBF Wants to Win in the Court of Public Opinion. Will He?
- Jesse Powell and Kevin Zhou on How FTX and Alameda Lost $10 Billion
- Is the Collapse of Crypto Lending Over, or Is It Just Starting?
- Did the Bahamian Government Direct SBF and Gary Wang to Hack FTX?
- The Chopping Block: Why Lenders Didn’t Liquidate Alameda When It Was Underwater
- Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets
- The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?
- Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC