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Bankman-Fried Met With White House Aides on Crypto Policy Before FTX Collapse

  • Bankman-Fried met senior Biden aide Ricchetti on Sept. 8
  • FTX mogul held other White House meetings in spring, logs show
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WATCH: From his Bahamans penthouse to prison and now back in the US. It’s been a dramatic 10 days for Bankman-Fried. Annabelle Droulers reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Sam Bankman-Fried, the now-disgraced cryptocurrency mogul, held at least four meetings with senior White House officials this year — part of a push to influence crypto policy and build connections in Washington before his FTX empire ultimately collapsed.

Bankman-Fried met Sept. 8 with Steve Ricchetti, one of President Joe Biden’s senior advisers, White House officials familiar with the matter said. The meeting, previously unreported, was the latest in a handful of sessions.