After Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest, 3 well-known Democratic communities have reportedly chosen to assist FTX victims. They will return more than $1M to those investors of the crypto exchange who lost their holdings because of mismanagement. This development took place on the 16th of December 2022.
Democratic Communities Pledge to Return $1M to Victim Investors of FTX
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) declared to give back SBF’s Donations. Thus, the funds that Bankman-Fried provided to these groups as political donations would be returned to the FTX sufferers after the entrepreneur was accused of financial crimes.
A spokesperson from DNC reportedly validated this decision saying that – keeping in view the allegations leveled against SBF – up to $815,000 is to be given back to the deserving FTX investors. The spokesperson added that the respective amount will be delivered after adequate legal proceedings. The DCCC and DSCC are the two committees that have additionally sworn to provide $250,000 and $103,000 respectively, as reported by the Washington Post.
Formerly, Bankman-Fried acknowledged being a noteworthy donor to the Republican and Democratic parties. The FTX founder previously disclosed his strategy to utilize $1 billion to assist affect the campaigns of the presidential elections of 2024. Bankman-Fried was the 2nd-biggest CEO who contributed to the presidential campaign started by Biden back in 2020, with donations of approximately $5.2 million.
The step to return those funds is witnessed after a rush by the policymakers who have pursued to stay away from SBF after the start of trouble at FTX. Bankman-Fried delivered $45,000 worth to the National Republican Congressional Committee, as per the filings of the Federal Election Commission. The committee additionally obtained $89,200 from Ryan Salame (the co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets) during the previous cycle.
US Attorney Accuses SBF of Attempting to Acquire Bipartisan Support to Affect Public Policy
Almost $40M was contributed by the FTX founder, mainly to Democrats, even though he has recently asserted that he donated an equivalent amount to support Republicans via dark-money groups. The entire funds were utilized by the now-arrested entrepreneur to get bipartisan influence as well as affect the public policy’s direction, as mentioned by Damian Williams. The US Attorney spoke about this last week in his press conference. Nishad Singh (the Director of Engineering at FTX Digital Markets) and Salame also offered millions to campaigns in the previous cycle.