Sam Bankman-Fried poses with ex-gangster in prison photo: ‘A good guy’

As Sam Bankman-Fried awaits sentencing next month for his role in the collapse of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX, the former billionaire and son of Stanford University law professors has apparently made some new friends while in federal lock-up in Brooklyn.

A photo shared by crypto crime reporter Tiffany Fong shows the disgraced mogul, still with his tousled hair but sporting some new “scruff.” The 31-year-old is seen standing alongside a former inmate identified as G Lock, a former member of the Bloods, and four other inmates in Brooklyn’s infamous Metropolitan Detention Center, the Daily Mail also reported.

For her YouTube Channel, Fong interviewed G Lock, who told her that Bankman-Fried is liked by other inmates, saying he’s “a good guy,” though he’s “strange” and “weird as (expletive).” In a preview of the interview,  G Lock acknowledged that Bankman-Fried isn’t showering much — but not because he’s afraid of rumored prison shower attacks, insisting that the FTX founder isn’t being picked on by other inmates.

G Lock also agreed with Fong’s observation that Bankman-Fried had lost weight. “Sam had a belly, he was eating good,” G Lock said. “(Now) he’s skinny like a toothpick.”

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