Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal trial is officially underway. The 31-year-old former FTX CEO is accused of committing wire fraud and conspiracy to commit other types of fraud. He has pleaded not guilty and may face a lengthy jail sentence.
The whirlwind first week saw jury selections, evocative opening statements from the defense and prosecution, and powerful witness testimonies that offered contrasting pictures of Sam Bankman-Fried and why his powerful crypto empire came crashing down.
Get caught up on the key things that have happened in the trial so far, including:
- Sam Bankman-Fried’s courtroom makeover
- Whether potential jurors knew a lot or a little about crypto and the case
- Why SBF’s former roommate was concerned about the debt owed by Alameda to FTX
- Testimony from FTX cofounder Gary Wang revealing the tangled relationship between FTX and Alameda Research.
Stay tuned for our in-depth coverage of the trial, and get caught up on our previous coverage:
- SBF Trial, Day 4: SBF’s Lawyers Annoy Judge Kaplan, While Wang Reveals Alameda’s Special Privileges
- SBF Trial, Day 3: Long-Time Friend Says, ‘FTX Defrauded All of Its Customers’
- SBF Trial, Day 2: DOJ: Sam Bankman-Fried ‘Lied’ His Way to ‘Wealth, Power, and Influence’
- SBF Trial, Day 1: Possible Witnesses Include FTX Insiders, Big Names in Crypto, and SBF’s Family
- Here’s How Sam Bankman-Fried’s High-Stakes Trial Could Play Out
- SBF Trial: How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Lawyers Might Try and Win His Case
- The High-Stakes Trial of Sam Bankman-Fried Begins: What to Expect
- In the SBF Case, Elite Corruption Is What’s Really on Trial