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may never face trial, Judge Jeanine Pirro has claimed, because two of his closest colleagues have already pleaded guilty – as she called the 30-year-old accused fraudster a ‘dirty scumbag’ and said he was worse than Bernie Madoff.<br>Bankman-Fried, founder of collapsed cryptocurrency firm , appeared in court in Manhattan on Thursday and was freed on a $250 million bail – a new record.<br>He will await his fraud trial at his parents’ $4 million home in California.<br>Yet Pirro told her colleagues during a panel discussion that she<br> Judge Jeanine Pirro on Thursday told her Fox colleagues she does not think Sam Bankman-Fried will ever face trial<br> <br /> Pirro said she believed the guilty pleas of Bankman-Fried’s ex-girlfriend Caroline Ellison, who served as chief executive of Alameda Research, a hedge fund owned by Bankman-Fried, and Gary Wang, FTX’s former chief technology officer, would make the weight of evidence against him insurmountable.<br> RELATED ARTICLES
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‘The feds clearly wanted to get these two to plead guilty to very similar charges,’ said Pirro, explaining why Bankman-Fried did not appear in court until after Ellison and Wang’s pleas were confirmed.<br>’They had to meet the conditions of the plea deal. The conditions of the plea deal are that they testify and cooperate with the feds in incriminating Sam Bankman-Fried.<br>’That was done and tied up last night. And as soon as they landed in New York, it was a done deal.<br>’What that means is that the chances of this going to trial are slim to none.'<br> Sam Bankman-Fried is shown leaving court on Thursday after being granted $250million bond – the largest pre-trial amount in history <br> Bankman-Fried’s former girlfriend Caroline Ellison (left) and his chief technology officer Gary Wang (right) both pleaded guilty on Wednesday<br> Bankman-Fried’s mother, Barbara, is shown arriving in court on Thursday <br>Pirro said that Ellison and Wang’s pleas would prevent Bankman-Fried from being able to claim he ‘didn’t know enough’ about the fraud.<br>He has insisted that he had no idea of the trouble his business was in.<br>Pirro said she believed his actions were worse than those of Madoff, who died in prison in April 2021, aged 82.<br>Madoff ran the largest Ponzi scheme in history, worth about $64.8 billion.<br>’In the end, this guy is worse than Madoff,’ said Pirro.<br>’And the reason he is worse than Madoff is that Madoff used an individual’s money to pay another individual.<br>’This Sam Bankman-Fried used the money for a lavish lifestyle for himself, his family and real estate. He’s a dirtbag, big-time.'<br>Bankman-Fried has been charged with orchestrating a multiyear fraud that diverted billions in customer money for personal uses, including buying millions of dollars of real estate on the Bahamas, valued at an estimated $256million. <br>He faces eight charges which include allegedly conning investors by Alameda Research.<br> Running back to mom and dad! Sam Bankman-Fried will spend Christmas at his parents’ $4million home in leafy California neighborhood with five bedrooms and a pool – after they helped bail him out of jailDisgraced FTX-founder will be spending his house arrest at this five-bedroom home in the Bay Area, belonging to his parents, after being released on $250million bond Thursday.<br>The 3,092-square-foot, craftsman-style home – situated just a stone’s throw from Stanford University – was once the fallen crypto king’s childhood home, and has been owned by Barbara Fried and Joseph Bankman, both professors at the school, 식품위생교육 since the late 90<br>p>Valued at $4million, the unassuming estate is a far cry from the multimillion-dollar estate the 30-year-old resided in the , but serves as a step up from the rat-infested call at Fox Hill Prison where he was being held until Wednesda<br>p>Since extradited to the US, Bankman-Fried has been hit with in relation to his exchange’s meltdown last month, with feds alleging he stole $1.8billion from investors to fund his own life.<br>p>Arriving in New York early Thursday – along with his parents – the disgraced financier appeared in New York City court only to be granted the historic bond, with a judge allowing the house arrest on the condition his parents put up the home as collatera<br>p> Disgraced FTX-founder Sam Bankman-Fried will be spending his house arrest at this five-bedroom home in the Bay Area after being released on $250million bond Thursd<br>p> The home was one the fallen crypto king’s childhood home, and belongs to his parents, Barbara Fried and Joseph Bankman (outside court in Manhattan Thursday at lef<br>p>The home is in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, in a small, rural community that largely revolves around the university. The town – set on just over two miles of suburban farmland – has a population of just over 16,00<br>p>Both Barbara Fried and Joseph Bankman were seen arriving and leaving their son’s hearing at Manhattan District Court Thursday. The pair – who split their time raising their son at the home and in the Bahamas – work at the school as law professors.p>Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, the town doesn’t boast much to do – though Bankman-Fried will be confined to home except for cases relating to exercise, mental health, and substance abuse treatment, according to US District Judge Gabriel Gorenstein’s decre<br>p>The judge further granted Bankman-Fried the ability to shop online, except for purchases that surpass $1,000 that aren’t legal fees, prosecutors said. <br>p>The home was built in 1917 and boasts five-bedrooms, and is a block from the Stanford campus. It even sports a swimming pool, which Bankman-Fried will be allowed full access to during his cushy incarceratio<br>p>With that proximity in mind, prosecutors urged students and staffers to respect the family’s privacy ahead of the financier’s inevitable trial for the fraud charge<br>p> Valued at $4million, the unassuming estate is a far cry from the $74million estate the 30-year-old resided in in the Baham<br>p> The home was built in 1917 and boasts five-bedrooms, and is a block from the Stanford campu<br>p> A judge granted Bankman-Fried the ability to shop online, except for purchases that surpass $1,000 that aren’t legal fees, prosecutors sa<br>p> Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, the town doesn’t boast much to do – though Bankman-Fried will be confined to home except for cases relating to exercise, mental health, and substance abuse treatme<br>p> Prosecutors urged students and staffers to respect the family’s privacy during the holdiays, ahead of the financier’s inevitable trial for the fraud charg<br>p> The home boasts three bathrooms and has been in the family for more than 20 yea<br>p> It even sports a swimming pool, which Bankman-Fried will be allowed full access to during his cushy incarcerati<br>p>p>During Bankman-Fried’s hearing Thursday, US Attorney Nick Roos actually argued in favor of the house arrest, saying the fact that Bankman-Fried ‘voluntarily consented to extradition’ from the Bahamas ‘should be given weight.’p>If kept in the Bahamas, Bankman-Fried’s immediate future looked markedly more grim, being holed up in the notorious Fox Hill Prison in Nassau, Bahamas, where inmates are reportedly crammed in cells with multiple other inmates, 식품위생교육 without access to running water or other means of basic hygi<br> Despite being set in Silicon Valley, the craftsman-style home is situated in a for the most part rural community, away from the glitz associated with Bay Area ci<br> The home was built in 1917 and is a block from the Stanford campus. It has five bedrooms and three bathr<br> Bankman-Fried will be confined to home with only some exceptions, according to the ru<br> The 3,092-square-foot home is close to the campus, though prosecutors said students and staffers should respect the family’s pri<br> Inmates have recounted how they had been forced to defecate in buckets during their sentences, kept in cells next to where they sl<br>That said, Bankman-Fried was held in the sickbay at the prison – dubbed ‘Fox Hell’ by fearful locals – where he reportedly received preferential treatment over other inma<br>The embattled crypto crook reportedly had access to his own toilet, running water, a TV, local newspapers, crossword puzzles and a host of other perks – including food that adheres to his vegan lifestyle. Anonymous prison officials told Bloomberg that the former FTX CEO spent his days watching the news and reading articles about himself.