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A ‘crypto king’ convicted of fraudulently gaining a whopping £8billion through cryptocurrency told his girlfriend ‘he has no soul’.

Sam Bankman-Fried was charged with a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty in a gruelling one month trail. He reached quick fame and fortune after trading online before he went bankrupt a year ago. Courts have ruled that he committed $10billion (£8billion) worth of fraud.

Now, the US national is facing a sentence of 110 years in prison if all charges are given in March. However, reports from the court room said Bankman-Fried showed little emotion during his court case. His mother could be seen in the crowds hiding her face in emotion, but the criminal didn’t react.

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Bankman-Fried was on the cover of magazines as the ‘crypto king’, flew private jets, gave a talk in the Bahamas before Congress and even gave tens of millions of dollars in political donations to political parties. He attempted to make cryptocurrency respectable and created a new digital currency exchange called FTX.

Sam Bankman-Fried appeared on the covers of magazines(Image: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

However, a year later authorities found evidence of fraud and arrested him for conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud. He was then later found out for attempting to influence one of the witnesses who was going to speak against him. A new book has revealed all about the life of the crypto-criminal.

His father, Joe Bankman, spoke to Martin Lewis about his son’s childhood: “He was never comfortable with kids, or with being a kid.”

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