Sam Bankman-Fried has reportedly been main a good way of life whereas below home arrest in his mum or dad’s residence in Palo Alto — with day by day jogs, a safety element, and a few in-home visits.
Nonetheless, it isn’t precisely a lifetime of countless luxurious both. The previous FTX CEO is reportedly required to put on an ankle monitor and is barely allowed to go away the home below sure circumstances, amongst different restrictions.
The aforementioned Palo Alto residence, positioned on the border of Stanford College’s campus is known to be a $4 million property geared up with 5 bedrooms, 3 loos, and a pool based on actual property listings.
The property has needed to be barricaded on each ends nevertheless, as Bankman-Fried has reportedly confronted demise threats, whereas his residence has become one thing of a vacationer attraction for curious onlookers.
His household is shelling out $10,000 every week for a non-public safety agency, based on a Dec. 27 article from the New York Publish.
The house Sam Bankman-Fried is reported to be confined to. Supply: Google Maps.
As a part of the Dec. 22 bond settlement, Bankman-Fried is required to put on an ankle bracelet, has been pressured to give up his passport and can be required to hunt approval for any transactions in extra of $1,000. He’s additionally not allowed to own a firearm, some other weapon or “harmful machine”.
He’s solely capable of go away the property for train and for substance abuse remedy and psychological well being functions — one thing he’s understood to have taken up — with a number of reviews indicating he has been going for day by day jogs together with his safety element in tow.
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Whereas that is nonetheless a far cry from the Bahamas penthouse he was beforehand dwelling in, it nonetheless seems much better than the situations of his cell in Fox Hill jail in The Bahamas.
That being stated, some within the crypto neighborhood have been vocal about Bankman-Fried’s launch on bail, notably contemplating he was ready to take action with none upfront cost.
SBF shall be spending Christmas at residence together with his dad and mom taking part in video video games fairly than locked up in a cell. What sort of justice is that?
— Layah Heilpern (@LayahHeilpern) December 23, 2022
As an alternative, hs dad and mom’ property has been put up as safety for the document $250 million bond, after Bankman-Fried claimed to solely have $100,000 in his checking account following the collapse of FTX.
He’s reportedly already been visited by Michael Lewis, the author of the favored trading-focused movie Massive Quick who seems to be turning the FTX saga right into a film.
On Dec. 28, cryptocurrency vlogger Tiffany Fong revealed on Twitter she had visited Bankman-Fried in his mum or dad’s residence for a “dialog” simply the night time earlier than.
Fong was one of many first to interview Sam Bankman-Fried after the alternate went bankrupt in November, and the vlogger is predicted to put in writing concerning the assembly after her vacation.
I met with Sam Bankman-Fried final night time.
I haven’t written something considerate out about our dialog – I’m simply sharing as a result of I’m getting some questions on this. I’m nonetheless in vacation mode & am visiting household in SF atm, so please be affected person.
— Tiffany Fong (@TiffanyFong_) December 28, 2022
Whereas Bankman-Fried has denied felony legal responsibility quite a few instances because the collapse of FTX, he’s set to seem in a New York federal court docket on Jan. 3 and is predicted to enter a plea settlement to expenses of wire fraud and conspiracy.