There’s nothing worse for a mother and father than to see their children suffer – or is there?
For Sam Bankman-Fried’s parents to spend day after day seated on a wooden bench in a Manhattan courtroom, watching federal prosecutors show a jury (and the world) how their son was the mastermind of one of the biggest financial frauds in history, must have been incredibly hard.
But that may be just the beginning of the tribulations that expect Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried.
As Sam Bankman-Fried awaits sentencing, that could potentially send him to prison for the rest of his life, the formerly eminent Stanford Law professors also have their own potential criminal exposure to worry about, caused by their roles in their son’s collapsed crypto empire.
Both Fried and Bankman attended all court sessions of their son’s trial. They many times behaved in a way contrasting with Bankman-Fried’s numb demeanor.
Bankman would show his son a thumbs and mother Fried, on multiple occasions, broke into tears, her husband’s arm wrapped around her.
Washington Post reported:
“The couple already face a challenge in civil court from the creditors of FTX, the bankrupt crypto exchange…
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