On the 10th day of Sam Bankman-Fried’s historic trial, Nishad Singh reveals how events up to the bankruptcy unfolded. 

As FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial reaches its 10th day, former Senior Engineer Nishad Singh is cross-examined by the defense. Yesterday, Singh testified how the former FTX CEO spent lavishly and made several large-scale investments from the platform’s funds. 

As the case resumes today, here are the top highlights: 

Cross-examination of Nishad Singh

  • Nishad Singh participated in assessing Anthropic before FTX made the investment.
  • Singh wanted to make a separate investment or donation to Anthropic.
  • Singh received up to $2 million in bonuses from FTX and also borrowed $477 million.
  • The reason for the loan was to make donations to a charity, but that never happened.
  • He never received cash for that loan, it was only on paper.
  • Singh received a separate $10 million loan from the exchange for his parents. Some of it was also donated.
  • Caroline Ellison sent a spreadsheet on June 22 to Bankman-Fried, Nishad Singh and Gary Wang. It showed a large negative amount; Bankman-Fried said it was a bug.
  • There was $8 billion unaccounted for in the balance sheet.
  • Ellison, Singh, and Wang were in a meeting about closing down Alameda, and Bankman-Fried was absent. Ellison said it wasn’t possible.

The jury is shown several pictures of Sam Bankman-Fried having dinner or visiting with celebrities and political leaders, including NYC Mayor Eric Adams.

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