Following the arrest of former FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), viewers continue to wonder where former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison is and whether or not she joined SBF. Several reports suggest that Ellison is “probably working with the feds,” which is probably why Ellison was reportedly spotted at the Ground Support cafe in Soho.
Was Caroline Rath on SBF? No one has heard from the mysterious former Alameda executive since the collapse of FTX
Most crypto supporters and the media have been wondering where the former COO of Alameda Research, Caroline Ellison, is currently. After FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) went on a media tour, including appearances at the New York Times’ Dealbook event and his appearance on Good Morning America. Then, a month after FTX collapsed, SBF was arrested in the Bahamas and indicted by a federal grand jury in Manhattan, charged with fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and sued by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). .
Meanwhile, there has been no sign of Alison. It was made public on Wednesday that FTX co-CEO Ryan Salame allegedly incorporated SBF on November 9, two days before FTX filed for bankruptcy. Salameh reportedly told Bahamian authorities that SBF sent client funds to Alameda Research. The only thing the public knows about Ellison is that he is allegedly now represented by former SEC enforcement chief Stephanie Avakian and WilmerHale lawyers. Since SBF’s arrest, several reports have suggested that Ellison also robbed SBF.
For example, New York Post writers Ben Feuerherd and Bruce Golding published an article on December 14 that states: The New York Post details that experts say a “Bahamian prison from hell” could force the SBF to drop its extradition fight. The report details that the prison SBF is housed in is dirty and “infested with sorrel” and SBF’s family allegedly tried to feed him vegetarian food. As for Ellison, The Post spoke with former SEC attorney Howard Fisher, who said Ellison had a strong incentive to work with law enforcement.
“He would have one of the greatest incentives to cooperate because it seemed likely that Bankman-Fried would try to outwit him in his efforts to exonerate him,” Fisher told the Post. “The speed of the indictment and the breadth of the charges” meant that “someone is cooperating at a relatively high level with federal authorities in exchange for leniency for their possible wrongdoing,” Fisher added. The former CEC lawyer continued.
It’s likely that Bankman-Fried’s publicity tour, in which he repeatedly denied knowledge of or responsibility for the misappropriation or theft of client assets, led top officials to fear that he would specifically indict them.
SDNY prosecutor calls on senior FTX and Alameda executives to come forward; Allison’s neighbor hasn’t seen Caroline since Thanksgiving.
The New York Post isn’t the only publication to suggest that Ellison may appreciate SBF. Gawker.com writes that he “is believed to be working with US law enforcement in their case against Bankman-Fried.” The publication ran two reports on the subject and discussed it at length in a post titled “Is Caroline Allison the Snitch?” The author explains that Ellison was able to personally steal Gawker’s “girly girls” by contacting the publication’s tip email.
Furthermore, Damian Williams, attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) District Attorney’s Office, noted that someone made his statements to the press. “To anyone who has been involved in wrongdoing at FTX or Alameda Research and who has not yet come forward, I would strongly encourage you to come to us before we come to you,” Williams stressed. Williams also revealed that until now, he “wasn’t at liberty to say who was going to come in.”
Alison, the so-called mathematician who had zero problems speak His “regular amphetamine use” on social media has remained silent ever since his latest tweets. Post reporters also visited Alison’s parents’ home, and the duo said they were “too busy” to talk to the press. Sarah Fisher Ellison and her husband, Glenn Ellison, are both economists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “I have not seen [Caroline] starting around Thanksgiving,” a neighbor of the Ellisons told the New York Post. If Alison works with US law enforcement, she may have been allowed to visit her parents during her vacation.
What do you think of the reports suggesting that Caroline Ellison might be hooking up with SBF? Why do you think Alameda’s former CEO has remained silent? Let us know what you think about this topic in the comments section below.
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