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  • Former FTX, Alameda Executives to Start New Crypto Exchange: WSJ

    11/13/2023 11:42:57 AM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 11-13-23 | Helene Braun
    Former FTX general counsel Can Sun, who was a key witness in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial, and former Alameda Research software developer Armani Ferrante are building a Dubai-based exchange called Backpack Exchange. Two former colleagues of recently convicted Sam Bankman-Fried are building a new crypto exchange just days after their former CEO was found guilty on seven charges of fraud. FTX’s former general counsel, Can Sun, and former Alameda Research software developer Armani Ferrante have teamed up to start Trek Labs, a Dubai-based company that recently obtained a license from the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority, or VARA, which regulates digital...
  • Sam Bankman-Fried’s donations may have been tens of millions more than we thought

    02/28/2023 7:27:44 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Grid ^ | February 27, 2023 | Matthew Zeitlin
    The founder of FTX used executives as cut-outs for donations, prosecutors allege... That Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former chief executive of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX that recently filed for bankruptcy, was aggressively using campaign donations as part of a campaign to woo Washington toward his vision of cryptocurrency regulation was no secret — nor was it a secret that other FTX executives quickly became some of the country’s biggest political donors to both Republicans and Democrats, especially those who work on financial regulation. But a new federal criminal indictment alleges that things may have been even simpler than they...
  • Woke California DA waited an hour for police response to stolen laptop before giving up

    10/30/2023 9:48:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/30/2023 | Chris Nesi
    An ultra-woke Bay Area district attorney who has faced repeated accusations of taking the side of criminals over crime victims was the victim of a car burglary this week. Alameda County, Calif., District Attorney Pamela Price, who has seen an exodus of veteran prosecutors in her 11 months on the job, had her work laptop stolen from a county vehicle parked outside Alameda County Family Justice Center in Oakland on Friday afternoon, cops confirmed to ABC7 News. According to reports, Price’s bodyguard parked the $90,000 SUV outside while she attended a domestic violence event at the center. When she returned...
  • FTX managed to get $400 million in funding after Sam Bankman-Fried and an attorney invented a 'sham' agreement to explain close ties with Alameda, new CEO says

    06/29/2023 10:50:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    businessinsider com ^ | June 27, 2023 | Pete Syme
    FTX managed to raise $400 million in funding while showing false documents to investors, according to the crypto exchange's new CEO. John J Ray III made the accusation in a report about the company which was filed with the Delaware Bankruptcy Court on Monday. He said that Sam Bankman-Fried and one of the company's attorneys created "sham agreements" to make improper financial arrangements with Alameda, its sister hedge fund, look legitimate. This is a particularly interesting detail because the crypto exchange's implosion last November was provoked by the apparent commingling of funds between FTX and Alameda. -snip "In January 2021...
  • California prosecutor quits after 26 years over woke DA Pamela Price’s policies: ‘victims deserve better’

    05/01/2023 3:23:40 PM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/1/23 | Selim Algar
    A fed up veteran prosecutor ripped a radical California District Attorney for neglecting victims’ rights in a scathing resignation letter. Danielle Hilton, who had been with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for nearly three decades, told embattled DA Pamela Price that she could no longer perform her duties in good conscience last week. “Victims deserve better,” Hilton wrote, asserting Price’s radically progressive agenda has tipped the scales away from providing justice to those “devastated by violent crime.” “I am not leaving because I want to,” Hilton wrote in the missive posted to Twitter. “In fact, I want nothing more...
  • Close Ally of FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    03/01/2023 3:08:59 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 28, 2023 | James Fanelli
    Nishad Singh is third person in founder’s inner circle agreeing to cooperate with federal prosecutors ... The collapse of FTX has set off the largest crypto-related bankruptcy ever ... Singh said that in mid-2022 he learned that Mr. Bankman-Fried’s crypto hedge fund Alameda Research was borrowing FTX customer funds. By September 2022, Alameda was no longer able to repay the billions of dollars that it had taken from FTX, Mr. Singh said. He said that, at the direction of Mr. Bankman-Fried, he falsified FTX’s revenues to make the company more appealing to investors. ... Mr. Singh also pleaded guilty to...
  • Alameda wallets funnel over $1.7M via crypto mixers overnight [just days after SBF gets out of jail for free, MORE assets are stolen from alameda & disappear down the rabbit hole!]

    12/29/2022 9:31:59 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    cointelegraph ^ | 12/29/22
    Data negates the possibility of liquidators behind the fund transfers due to the use of mixing tools and extensive planning to hide transaction paths. 30 cryptocurrency wallets linked to Alameda Research, the bankrupt sister company of crypto exchange FTX, became active on Dec. 28 following four weeks of inactivity. These wallets swapped and mixed over $1.7 million worth of crypto assets through various crypto-mixing services. As Cointelegraph reported on Dec. 28, the sudden movement of funds from Alameda wallets just days after Sam Bankman Fried was released on bail raised suspicions across the crypto community. Nearly 24 hours later, it...
  • FTX co-founder Gary Wang, ex-Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison plead guilty to federal charges

    12/21/2022 6:44:20 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 63 replies
    WSJ-Marketwatch ^ | 21 December 2022 | Mike Murphy
    On the same day that that the Bahamas extradited FTX co-founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to the U.S. to face criminal charges, two former executives at FTX and Alameda Research pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal fraud charges. Caroline Ellison, the former chief executive of Alameda Research, and FTX co-founder Zixiao (Gary) Wang, also its former chief technology officer, were charged for their roles in contributing to the crypto platform’s collapse. [Snip]
  • Ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried says he will testify remotely before House committee

    12/12/2022 2:23:38 PM PST · by StAnDeliver · 29 replies ^ | 12-12-2022 | Breck Dumas
    Ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried says he will testify remotely before House committeeFormer crypto exchange leader says he has no plans to appear before the Senate this week "Sam Bankman-Fried says he will appear before a House Financial Services Committee hearing set for Tuesday, but the former FTX CEO will not be attending in person.""I'm quite overbooked and was not planning to be testifying until, like, very recently," Bankman-Fried explained, adding that he did not want to leave the Bahamas "from a security standpoint" because currently "the paparazzi effect is quite large" when he tries to venture out. When asked whether...
  • Moonstone Bank Is “Still Waiting” To See What Happens With FTX/Alameda $11.5 Million Seed Investment

    11/26/2022 7:15:48 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 34 replies
    DeepDive ^ | November 25, 2022 | ER Velasco
    Documents in the failed crypto exchange FTX’s bankruptcy recently revealed that the firm–through its sister hedge fund Alameda–infused $11.5 million into Moonstone Bank, formerly Farmington State Bank. As more questions are raised than answers, the bank’s chief digital officer Janvier Chalopin attempted to clear the air about the curious stake. The investment, according to Chalopin, was a “seed funding… to execute [their] new plan of being a tech focused bank.” He added that the investment was for 10% of the bank, valuing Moonstone at $115 million – a considerable boost in value considering the bank had just $10 million in...
  • Caroline Ellison tweeted that regularly using amphetamines made the 'non-medicated' life seem 'dumb'

    11/20/2022 5:26:39 PM PST · by billorites · 53 replies ^ | November 20, 2022 | Jordan Hart
    Old drug-related tweets posted by Caroline Ellison — the 28-year-old CEO of Alameda Research, the hedge fund linked to the downfall of FTX — are resurfacing as the cryptocurrency industry crumbles. In a 2021 tweet posted by Ellison, who is also the reported ex-girlfriend of FTX's disgraced founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, references regularly using amphetamines and how "dumb" the "non-medicated human experience" can be. Alameda Research filed for bankruptcy in early November along with other FTX Group-linked entities after failing to secure emergency funding. Although Bankman-Fried founded Alameda, Ellison has since emerged as an integral character in its demise. Her initial...
  • Fed-up Customer Body-slams, Wrestles Shoplifting Duo Outside Walgreens: 'I am way bigger than you, and I will f*** you up!'

    07/18/2022 12:02:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    24News ^ | 07-18-2022 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha Foster | 24NewsA fed-up Walgreens customer — tired of the rampant, brazen shoplifting in northern California, with little resistance and fewer consequences — decided to do something about it Saturday when he witnessed a man putting bottles of pills into a backpack, KGO-TV reported.What are the details?The customer — who requested the station use only his first name, Kevin, for its report — told KGO, "I said [to myself], 'This is a time you can make an impact, make this happen.'"And what an impact he made.Kevin handed his cell phone to another person in the Alameda store and...
  • An indoor mask mandate returns to Alameda County, Calif., home to Oakland

    06/04/2022 7:53:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    New York times ^ | 06/03/2022 | Adeel Hassan
    Alameda County, the San Francisco Bay Area’s second-most populous county, reinstated on Friday a mask mandate in most indoor spaces, which it had dropped in February. Officials cited growing hospitalizations in Alameda, whose county seat is Oakland, which are up about 35 percent over the last two weeks to a daily average of 129, as of Thursday, according to federal data. Nationally, about 28,000 people were currently in hospitals with the coronavirus, an increase of 17 percent over the last two weeks. Alameda is the first county in California, and the largest jurisdiction in the United States, to issue a...
  • Second transgender judge named to California Superior Court

    03/26/2022 7:48:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | March 25, 2022 | By BRIAN MELLEY
    LOS ANGELES -- A disability rights advocate will become the second openly transgender person to serve as a California judge after being appointed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Andi Mudryk, 58, chief deputy director at the Department of Rehabilitation, will serve on the Sacramento County Superior Court. She follows in the path of Alameda Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, who became the first openly transgender judge after being elected in 2010. “Andi Mudryk is a great appointment and will be a wonderful judge,” Kolakowski tweeted. “I’m glad to finally have a trans colleague on the bench in California.” Mudryk has...
  • Second transgender judge named to California Superior Court

    03/26/2022 7:54:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2022 | Associated Press
    A disability rights advocate will become the second openly transgender person to serve as a California judge after being appointed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Andi Mudryk, 58, chief deputy director at the Department of Rehabilitation, will serve on the Sacramento County Superior Court. She follows in the path of Alameda Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, who became the first openly transgender judge after being elected in 2010.
  • Tesla must pay $137 million to ex-worker over hostile work environment, racism

    10/05/2021 8:46:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    CNBC (cash no big consideration) ^ | Monday, October 4, 2021 | Lora Kolodny
    A San Francisco federal court decided Monday that Tesla must pay a former worker, Owen Diaz, about $137 million after he endured a hostile work environment and racist abuse working there as an elevator operator.According to his attorneys, the case was only able to move forward because Diaz had not signed one of Tesla’s mandatory arbitration agreements which the company uses to force employees to resolve disputes without a public trial.A shareholder activist, Nia Impact Capital, has asked Tesla’s board to study the effects of mandatory arbitration agreements on the company, voicing concern that they enable harassment and other problems.
  • Black Tesla employee claims he was called the N-word 'approximately 100 times' at its California Giga-factory and saw KKK signs and swastikas plastered over the bathroom

    07/07/2021 5:52:39 PM PDT · by algore · 68 replies
    A black employee at Tesla's California gigafactory claims he was called the N-word 'approximately 100 times' and saw swastikas and KKK signs plastered over the bathroom as the company faces a major racism lawsuit. Aaron Craven's sworn declaration is among 100 others from fellow staff members claiming Elon Musk's electric car giant discriminates against black people and has created a toxic atmosphere at its main factory in Fremont. 'I was directly called ''n*****' approximately 100 times at the Fremont factory,' Craven said in a sworn statement filed to Alameda County Superior Court, which has been seen by Craven has...
  • California county cuts COVID-19 death toll by 25% after finding some deaths 'clearly not' caused by virus

    06/06/2021 12:50:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/21 | By Peter Aitken
    County previously included deaths of anyone infected with the virus, regardless of whether it was a direct or contributing cause of death ----- A California county cut its COVID-19 death toll by around 25% after determining that some deaths were not a "direct result" of the virus. Alameda County revised the total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus to 1,223, down from 1,634.
  • China honeytrap spy targeted Congressman Eric Swalwell as her useful fool

    12/08/2020 6:53:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Rep. Eric Swalwell is famous for yelling about Russian influence with outrageous claims against President Trump, even calling for a 'presidential crimes commission,' but based on a year-long investigation from Axios, he's the one who has some spy problems, and they ought to be embarrassing. He was China's idea of the perfect fool.According to a year-long investigation from Axios:A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found in a...
  • 60-Year-Old Black Man Arrested for Murdering White 19-Year-Old UC Berkeley Student Without Any ‘Warning or Provocation’

    09/17/2020 11:42:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 16, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A 60-year-old black man has been arrested for the murder of a 19-year-old UC Berkeley student. On Monday, the Alameda County district attorney’s office filed felony charges against Berkeley resident Tony Walker for the June murder of UC Berkeley student Seth Smith.