Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX, have reported an incident in which three men drove their car into a metal barricade outside Bankman-Fried’s parent’s home, where he is currently under house arrest.
The lawyers did not specify when the incident occurred and said that security personnel were unable to get the license plate details of the car.
The individuals, who got out of the car after hitting the barricade, reportedly told a security guard, “You won’t be able to stop us,” before driving away.
This incident, which was reported in a court filing on January 19th, highlights the security risks faced by Bankman-Fried and those linked to him, including the two individuals who secured his $250 million bond.
The lawyers representing major US media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, and the Financial Times, requested the names of the guarantors for Bankman-Fried from a US District Court judge, arguing that the public’s right to know outweighs the privacy and safety rights of the guarantors.
They also cited Bankman-Fried’s close ties to wealthy and politically-connected individuals and the potential impact on public confidence in US government institutions.
Bankman-Fried was extradited to the US in December 2022, pleaded not guilty to eight fraud and conspiracy charges in January 2023, and remains under house arrest until his trial date in October 2023.