Sam Bankman-Fried Officially Arrives in Bahamian Custody

Joshua Ramos
Source: @tier10k

News coverage in the nation has showcased a dramatic scene, in which Sam Bankman-Fried officially arrived in Bahamian Custody. The former CEO of FTX has been charged by the American government with a whole host of crimes and was apprehended yesterday.

The scene showcased to viewers the depicted authorities’ best efforts to keep Bankman-Fried from the media. Moreover, the efforts were successful, as footage of the transportation of Bankman-Fried was mostly limited.

Bankman-Fried Officially Taken Into Custody.

After news broke yesterday of the arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried, it was only a matter of time before the former billionaire was set to arrive in Bahamian Custody. Subsequently, that apprehension took place this morning.

One of the biggest stories in the financial sector, various Bahamian news crews were at the Nassau courthouse to catch the transporting of SBF. The chaotic scene depicted one news crew waiting at the usual entrance for apprehension, only to realize that officials had brought Bankman-Fried through a different entrance.

Sam Bankman-Fried
Source – CNBC

The scramble to the actual entrance left the crew unable to capture video of Bankman-Fried’s transportation. Yet, footage of the vehicle that transported the FTX founder was gathered, with a contextual look at his apprehension.

Unsealed documents released today revealed that Bankman-Fried has been indicted by the United States today. Moreover, he is officially being charged with eight counts of fraud and conspiratorial crimes. The swift arrest of the former crypto wunderkind took many by surprise but certainly speaks to the confidence of prosecutors to convict.

Bankman-Fried was set to testify before Congress today. Conversely, that testimony will no longer occur due to his arrest and indictment. The story is developing currently.