• Three men drove their vehicle into a metal barricade outside Sam Bankman-Fried’s (SBF) parents‘ house in California.
• The family of FTX’s former CEO admitted becoming a target of intense media scrutiny, harassment, and even physical threats.
• The US authorities accused the 30-year-old of being the main culprit behind the collapse of FTX, committing several crimes such as money laundering and fraud.
Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX, was recently targeted by three men who drove their vehicle into a metal barricade outside his parents‘ house in California. They threatened, “You won’t be able to keep us out” before leaving the scene. This prompted the lawyers of SBF to confirm that the family had been subject to intense media scrutiny, harassment, and even physical threats.
The collapse of FTX caused multi-billion investor losses and turned SBF into one of the most infamous figures in the cryptocurrency space. The US authorities accused the 30-year-old of being the main culprit behind the collapse, claiming that he had committed several crimes such as money laundering and fraud.
However, SBF has denied any wrongdoing and has stated that he was merely a victim of a malicious short squeeze orchestrated by some of his competitors. He further asserted that he had taken all available measures to protect his investors’ funds and had been transparent in his dealings.
Although SBF has not been charged with any crime, the incident has caused him to become a target of intense public scrutiny. As such, it is not surprising that he and his family have received death threats and other forms of harassment. It is yet unclear whether the three men who crashed their vehicle into the metal barricade outside SBF’s parents’ house are connected to the incident, but SBF’s lawyers are now investigating the matter.