A US judge has decided in favor of news media outlets seeking to unmask the unknown individuals who bailed out FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, bringing them one step closer to obtaining their big scoop.
According to Independent Media, the news of the decision coincides with an increased awareness of the unscrupulous character of Bankman-activities Fried’s with his bankrupt cryptocurrency agency:
“A FILING IN FTX’s bankruptcy proceedings is shedding light on the true extent of the crypto-trading powerhouse’s influence-peddling operation. Last week, FTX filed its creditor matrix, a document that lists former vendors and investors to the company,” the Intercept reported, adding:
“The list includes nearly a dozen public relations experts — specialists who generate positive spin in the media on behalf of clients — as well as political consultants, think tanks, and trade groups.
Sometimes, the money went directly to political operations; Majority Forward, a dark-money group designed to elect Senate Democrats, received cash. In some cases, the hired guns, such as PR firms, were paid directly for their services. In others, the groups that received donations maintain that they are independent, but had interests aligned with FTX.
The filing, for instance, listed a donation to the Center for a New American Security, a prominent national security-focused think tank in Washington, D.C., that has worked to shape crypto regulations.”
The judge’s decision to accept the media’s request to learn who bailed the FTX youngster out of prison comes after he had previously withheld the identities.
After the contributors signed a $500,000 and $200,000 bail to free SBF from jail, SBF’s attorney attempted to keep their identities secret.
Indicted son SBF’s parents also co-signed a $250 million bond.
The court determined that the identities must be made public by February 7, while noting that his decision would certainly be challenged.
Breitbart.com reported with more details:
A U.S. judge said on Monday that the names of the two people who bailed disgraced FTX CEO and Democrat super donor Sam Bankman-Fried out of jail should be made public. The move comes after Bankman-Fried’s lawyers tried to keep the names of those who paid his bail anonymous. CONTINUE READING…