Anthony Scaramucci Criticizes Sam Bankman-Fried, Predicts Reckoning in Criminal Trial
In a panel discussion earlier this year, Anthony Scaramucci, a former friend of Sam Bankman-Fried, expressed his disappointment and accused Bankman-Fried of damaging his reputation. Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, is currently facing eight fraud charges. Scaramucci went as far as saying that the ‘ninth circle of hell’ would be a fitting place for him.
Scaramucci and Bankman-Fried were once close, with Scaramucci considering him a friend. However, their relationship has taken a dramatic turn, and Scaramucci now predicts a significant reckoning for Bankman-Fried as he faces his day in court for a criminal trial.
During an interview, Scaramucci warned that Bankman-Fried would be “skinned alive” and that there would be no way for him to escape the consequences. Scaramucci believes that testifying would be a “very bad move” for Bankman-Fried, as he would likely be “nailed” on the stand. Scaramucci also expressed confidence in the prosecutors, stating that they are experienced and well-equipped to handle the case.
Scaramucci admitted to being swayed by Bankman-Fried’s affable demeanor and extravagant promises of charitable endeavors. He now regrets introducing Bankman-Fried to world leaders and comparing him to Mark Zuckerberg, as he feels responsible for endorsing someone who is now facing criminal charges.
Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital, firmly believes that government prosecutors will dismantle Bankman-Fried’s defense during the trial. He expects that Bankman-Fried’s lies, inconsistencies, and attempts to rewrite history will be thoroughly investigated, potentially leading to a significant increase in his expected sentence.
Leading up to FTX’s bankruptcy filing in November 2022, Bankman-Fried proposed bailouts to several crypto firms. Scaramucci and Bankman-Fried, both interested in cryptocurrency, began their business partnership in October 2021. FTX Ventures acquired a 30% stake in SkyBridge Capital for $45 million, but shortly after, FTX collapsed and declared bankruptcy. Scaramucci is currently attempting to repurchase his position from FTX.
It is clear that Scaramucci’s sentiments towards Bankman-Fried have drastically changed, and he now believes that Bankman-Fried will face severe consequences in his criminal trial.
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