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SBF’s team plans appeal as financial landscape shifts

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  • Ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years for felonies.
  • Serving in the Bay Area may leave by 2045.
  • Facing $11B judgment, the financial future is limited.

Ex-FTX CEO SBF receives a 25-year prison term from a federal judge for various felonies, eliciting conflicting responses from the crypto community and beyond.

SBF’s sentencing location and sentencing

On March 28, after multiple felony convictions, Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced former FTX CEO Sam “SBF” Bankman-Fried to 25 years in prison. The judge called Bankman-Fried a “thief,” and she will serve consecutive terms of 240 months and 60 months, totaling 25 years in prison. 

The CEO has been at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, since August 2023, and living under such appalling conditions there is against any human standards. He will stay at a medium OR a low-security federal prison in the San Francisco bay area; perhaps FCI Herlong OR Mendota is possible. The time of stay in jail would be deleted, which could cause Bankman-Fried’s release in 2048.

One provision that may feel slightly less harsh for federal inmates is the lack of parole in contrast to a reduction in sentence length through good behavior. Bankman-ried might get 3 years 75 months adjustment in his sentence; his release will be in 2045 (projected). This may mean he was released at 55, given his early good conduct record so far.

Sam’s Bankman-Fried legal team plans to present an appeal arguing the conviction was illegal, with a 14-day period to submit necessary legal documents before a federal court. Polarized views emanate from the cryptocurrency community; the 25-year sentence seems inadequate to many as they see it as far less than required to decrease the losses traded at FTX. Other contributors to the conversation also appear amazed at the stringency of the sentence, considering the criminal’s age and the fact that the offense is non-violent.

Financial ramifications

The financial industry is affected by Bankman-criminal Fried’s case. Reimbursing consumers according to currency rates at the time of collapse is the goal of the ongoing FTX bankruptcy lawsuit in the District of Delaware. 

Judge Kaplan also issued a $11 billion forfeiture order, guaranteeing that any further profits from Bankman-Fried go to the government and the victims instead of the former CEO.

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