The latest official line about Bankman-Fried is the old “Nobody expected!” “Missed warning signs!”
Raw ratshit. The regulators and political operators knew full well what Sam was doing. Many of them were in constant contact with him, and he certainly wasn’t shy about stating openly and clearly what he was doing.
He said “I AM RUNNING A PONZI SCHEME.” What fucking more do you want?
Those who didn’t know him could observe that he was living and working in the BAHAMAS. Nuff said.
They needed his money, that’s all. After the “election” they didn’t need his money, so they broke him and started the stageplay.
The pattern of dates is crystal clear, just like BAHAMAS is crystal clear.
THEY KNOW IT’S A HOAX BECAUSE THEY MADE THE HOAX.