Until August, the disgraced cryptocurrency mogul, Sam Bankman-Fried, had been living a rather humdrum life at his parents' home in Palo Alto, California.
In the aftermath of his collapsed crypto empire, he was under house arrest for 13 criminal charges, including securities fraud and money laundering.
Bankman-Fried said he spent his days at home engaging in 'case prep' because 'there's not a lot else that I can be doing,' according to a recent profile of him in The New Yorker.
And his desk - at least on the day that The New Yorker's Sheelah Kolhatkar visited him - was cluttered with 'packs of cinnamon gum, fidget spinners, a mini-fan, deodorant, and a bottle of Adderall. Bankman-Fried, 62, had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression years ago, the New Yorker reported.
Bankman-Fried's mother Barbara Fried offered the option of 'pasta and vegetables', while his father Joseph Bankman 'emerged with a bottle of California Cabernet' as the dinner table was being assembled, according to the profile.
But his parents' home, however, had also become the subject of threats ever since FTX's collapse, his lawyers have said.
In January, a black car drove into a metal barricade set up outside the home, and three men got out and said something to the effect of, '' t be able to keep us out,'' Bankman-Fried's lawyers said. The New Yorker said the family has hired security guards and supplemented them with a German shepherd named Sandor, who is trained to attack on order.
Bankman-Fried's living conditions have changed significantly in recent times, he said. Bankman-Fried, who had originally been released to his parents' home on $250 million bail, has been remanded to jail by district judge Lewis Kaplan for witness-tampering.
He's now at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where SBF's conditions at the jail have been described as inhumane by public defenders. The lack of vegan alternatives has caused him to be on a diet of peanut butter sandwiches and water.
Bankman-Fried's attorney Mark Cohen wrote a note to Judge Kaplan last month asking him to give Bankman-Fried 'uninterrupted access' to Adderall, noting that for the past three years, Mr. Bankman-Fried has been prescribed Adderall 10mg tablets, 3-4x/day for the treatment of ADHD. The judge granted the request.
Bankman-Fried's lawyer did not immediately respond to Insider's request for a comment.