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FTX founder will have to quit playing League of Legends to be released

Since the fall of FTX, its founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been targeted by American justice. And having the right to go out on bail, he may have to wean himself off his addiction to the League of Legends game.

In the cryptocurrency community, the FTX company has crashed as fast as it has risen. A fall that surprised many, as the trading platform seemed ambitious. Obviously in this kind of business, the eyes are on the leaders. This is what led to the fringe founder of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, to be indicted by American justice.

After being accused of money laundering and bank fraud, the former crypto big name is now under attack for corruption. In an indictment shared on March 27, 2023, the United States Department of Justice accuses Bankman-Fried of having ” authorized and directed bribes of at least $40 million to one or more Chinese government officials.”

The FTX platform is bankrupt // Source: Nino Barbey for Numerama

The purported objective of this maneuver? Getting Chinese officials to unblock some of the accounts associated with FTX’s sister company, Alameda. Despite this new charge, Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers managed to get him released on bail.

But the conditions are rather specific. The founder of FTX will have to give up the use of a smartphone to use a phone that will not have access to the Internet. He will also no longer have the right to browse freely on his computer, since he will be configured by the courts so that he only has access to a few sites, such as Youtube or Netflix.

Giving up League of Legends to be released

But it doesn’t stop there, since Bankman-Fried will also be banned from accessing any video game or console capable of ” enable chat or voice communications “. A condition that will prevent him from playing a game he is very fond of: League of Legends. He is so addicted to it that his time spent on Lol would have accentuated his mismanagement of FTX. In a shared thread on his Twitter account In 2021, Bankman-Fried is having fun with it.

A real addiction, Coupled with the fact that he says himself, moreover, in reality, very bad on Lol. American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even made fun of the gamer, who is only at the Bronze III level on the game.

One thing is certain for Sam Bankman-Fried: the time will be long until the trial, which will begin on October 2, 2023.

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