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FTX Files Legal Action Against SBF’s Parents Over Fiduciary Duties Breach

FTX, the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, along with its affiliated entities, has reportedly sued the parents of the former CEO of the firm. Sam Bankman-Fried’s (SBF) parents, Allan Bankman and Barbara Fried, were charged by the crypto trading platform for breaching their fiduciary duties and orchestrating fraudulent transactions for their self-enrichment.

No End To SBF’s Legal Ordeals      

Based on a recent submission to the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, FTX has taken a firm stance in reclaiming substantial parts of the exchange’s stolen funds. The firm intends to take control of some allegedly embezzled funds by the parents of the embattled former CEO.

FTX claimed in its court filing that the Bankman-Frieds had exploited their influence and access to the bankrupt firm by intentionally enriching themselves at the same expense of the company’s debtors. In addition, FTX stated that while the firm has presented itself to the business world as a business conglomerate and crypto exchange, the enterprise was, in essence, a family-run estate fueled by deceit and fraud to benefit a few.

Furthermore, Bankman and Fried, law professors from Stanford Law School, played a crucial role in perpetrating and entrenching a culture of gross mismanagement in FTX. Both were alleged to have played different roles in covering up the financial heists in FTX. SBF’s father reportedly helped his son evade taxes due to his extensive experience in tax laws.


Fried, for her part, was responsible for handling SBF’s political donations and his contribution strategy. She allegedly advised her son to steer clear of the federal finance disclosure rules by not stating that FTX was the source of the funds.

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FTX Seeks Court Redress

Owing to their roles in orchestrating the high-profile mismanagement of FTX, Bankman, and Fried have been accused by the new executives of the firm of engaging in frivolities from the perks of their positions. Some of SBF’s parent’s indulgences include the $1,200 per night hotel accommodation, generous cash gifts to individuals and entities, and possessing portfolios of luxurious properties worth millions of dollars.

Moreover, their influences reportedly extend beyond personal gains as they also facilitated multi-billion-dollar donations to Stanford University to enhance their professional standing. Their extravagant lifestyle and strategic donations are part of their operational pattern to bolster their reputation and consolidate their social and financial status.

Accordingly, FTX has launched a legal assault on SBF’s parents, presenting a list of twelve charges. Some of the accusations include fraudulent transfers, claims of unjust enrichment, and breaches of fiduciary duties during the periods they were executives of the bankrupt firm.

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This legal move emphasizes the seriousness of the alleged wrongdoing committed by SBF parents. Furthermore, the plaintiffs have started seeking reparation for the alleged damages and disgorgement of all compensation paid to the defendants as former FTX executives.

Many observers believe that the magnitude of this legal battle leaves no room for ambiguity. It is a resounding call for accountability. Hence, it demands that the court scrutinize every aspect of the alleged wrongdoings while the law takes its course appropriately.

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Bradley Nelson

Bradley Nelson is a US based cryptocurrency news writer for Tokenhell, he helps readers stay up to date with the latest trends and news from the blockchain and crypto world. Bradley has been a crypto enthusiast since 2018.

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