Crypto entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried looks new for trial

Crypto entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried looks new for trial

Sam Bankman-Fried is famous for his unkempt curls and casual dress sense, but for the first day of his trial, he brushed up his image.

Bankman-Fried, 35, reportedly entered the courtroom with a fresh-pressed suit and a close-cut haircut.

The FTX cofounder was given trim by a fellow prisoner at the Brooklyn federal jail where he is currently being detained.

Bankman-Fried, 35, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud and money laundering.

He is being held on charges of orchestrating a scheme to defraud FTX customers and investors out of billions of dollars.

His, who was CEO of FTX's sister hedge fund Alameda Research, and FTX cofounder Gary Wong, are both expected to testify against him.

SBF's messy hair has become a key part of his image and inspired the design for the planned Bahamas headquarters, with the architects of the $4.5 million'mini-city' told to design a building that would be the center of FTX's future.

SBF's new look marks a distinct departure from his distinctive T-shirt and cargo shorts combination that became the signature style of the band during his rise to fame.

The disgraced crypto entrepreneur wore the casual combo while speaking at a conference with former Prime Minister Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, with the former joking that by comparison.

FTX investor Anthony Scaramucci, meanwhile, told the Insider he had to buy SBF a suit for business meetings in the Middle East.

Jury selection for his trial began on Tuesday, with the trial expected to last six weeks.