The prestigious Stanford University finds itself entangled in controversy as it prepares to return a substantial donation from the troubled FTX Foundation. The funds, reported to be worth millions, are allegedly connected to the parents of Sam Bankman-Fried, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, both professors at Stanford Law School.
Allégations et complexités juridiques
Nous avons discuté avec les avocats des débiteurs de FTX pour récupérer ces dons et nous restituerons les fonds dans leur intégralité.Stanford spokesperson
In a significant turn of events this week, the FTX group accused SBF’s parents, Bankman and Fried, of embezzling tens of millions, including an impressive $5.5 million intended as a donation to Stanford University. This serious accusation has cast a shadow over the substantial funds, primarily intended for research and prevention initiatives related to the pandemic.
Stanford University, taking a stance of rectitude, has committed to returning the funds received in their entirety. A spokesperson for the university corroborated this commitment in a statement to Bloomberg, shedding light on the ongoing dialogue with lawyers representing FTX debtors to facilitate the recovery of these ‘donations’.
Une famille sous surveillance
Meanwhile, the Bankman-Fried family vehemently denies these allegations, considering them to be completely false. Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, is facing these allegations while preparing for an imminent trial next month, a process he will navigate from behind bars. The legal team representing his parents has denounced this lawsuit as a perilous attempt to destabilize Joe and Barbara, trying to sabotage the jury process before their son’s trial begins.