Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried trained to attack on command, book claims

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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried trained to attack on command, book claims

In his biography on the fallen FTX cofounder, Michael Lewis, Lewis said: FTX cofounder Sam Bankman-Fried didn't know how to instruct his guard dog to kill on command.

The dog, a German Shepherd named Sandor, was purchased by Bankman-Fried's parents for security reasons, Lewis wrote in the book. It was trained to attack on command - in German.

Bankman-Fried's parents were aware of the attack commands, but not the former CEO of FTX.

Sandor appears to be the same 75-pound dog, which was mentioned in a Puck interview with Bankman-Fried in January. Sandor appears to be the same 75-pound dog mentioned in a Puck interview with Bankman-Fried in January. As the family got Sandor, already fully-trained when the family had him, the dog would attack in response to a'secret word,' according to Forbes. Bankman was under house arrest for two days in January.

Lewis' book was published today - the day Bankman-Fried's criminal fraud trial started.

Bankman-Fried faces seven charges, including conspiracy and fraud relating to the collapse of FTX. He has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing firearms.

The cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which was worth $32 billion in early 2022, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 11 after a week-long liquidity crisis.

Bankman-Fried's representative declined to comment on the allegations.