🥛Samuel Escobar is back stateside

  • December 22, 2022
  • 2 Min Read

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  • FTX execs are snitching on Samuel
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FORMER FTX EXECS ARE SNITCHING ON SAMUEL

Ladies & gents, I hate to say it but...

The FTX/Alameda Saga is back.

And it's getting spicier than Taco Bell's Fiery Hot Ghost Pepper 🥵.

Here's the latest news: 

  • Caroline Ellison & Gary Wang have pleaded guilty to fraud 
  • Gary pleaded to four charges (including wire fraud and commodities fraud) & faces up to 50 years in prison
  • Caroline pleaded to seven charges (including wire fraud, commodities fraud, and money laundering) & faces up to 110 years in prison
  • They are both cooperating with prosecutors to get charges dismissed (aka they're tattletaling on Samuel)
  • Both have been given a $250k bail & must surrender all travel documents (sorry, no quick getaways to Fiji)

That's right. Caroline & Gary are spilling the milk.

Here are a few things they've told prosecutors so far:

1/ Samuel has been completely lying on his media tour (I'm just as shocked as you are)

2/ Samuel told Gary Wang to build the backdoor from FTX to Alameda so he could sweep funds

3/ Samuel directed Caroline to send customer funds from FTX to Alameda in exchange for FTT (FTX's made-up internet money)

4/ Even after naming Caroline & Sam Trabucco as Co-CEOs of Alameda back in 2021, Samuel was still running the show

Translation: Samuel made me do it

And just like that, the Samuel x Caroline soap opera takes another crazy turn.

From former lovers --> snitching on each other to get out of jail. A true crypto love story.

Oh, by the way, Samuel also got extradited back to the U.S. And man, does he look rough. 

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5 days in jail and he already looks like a hardened criminal - Samuél Escobar.

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter:

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Who wore it better?

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QUICK BITES

Brazil passed extensive crypto regulations into law, including allowing citizens to make payments in Bitcoin. 

Uniswap DAO members voted yes to a new governance process that will prioritize on-chain over off-chain votes.

A law enforcement officer's body cam exposed a man’s seed phrase during his arrest in a video that's gone viral.

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