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SILICON VALLEY • March 21, 2023
S.B.F. Informants & a Strange DeSantis Bedfellow
New details on the subpoenas and next cards to flip in the FTX campaign-finance case. Plus, why Reid Hoffman might be offering some unlikely assistance to DeSantis.
SILICON VALLEY • March 14, 2023
The Ron Conway Bailout
Was the insidery uber-angel the factor—with his last-minute call to Kamala, intimate dinners with Obama, and furtive emails to Andreessen—in getting the White House to truly perceive the horrors of an SVB collapse?
SILICON VALLEY • March 7, 2023
Will S.B.F. Cut a Deal?
A close reading of the latest developments and looming mysteries: Can S.B.F. flip on a politician? Is Ryan Salame the next FTX insider to plead guilty? What will happen to the parents, Barbara and Joe, and to the brother, G.B.F? And will the case even make it to trial?
SILICON VALLEY • February 28, 2023
Inside S.B.F.’s “Woke Shit” Influence Scheme
FTX executives Nishad Singh, who on Tuesday pleaded guilty to campaign-finance charges, and Ryan Salame were simultaneously players and pawns in S.B.F.’s political influence machine in Washington.
SILICON VALLEY • February 23, 2023
Decoding the S.B.F. Political Conspiracy
The prosecution’s new narrative correctly ignores the coordination of political contributions in S.B.F. world and focuses instead on a more brazen fraud.
SILICON VALLEY • February 21, 2023
The Next S.B.F. Legal Riddle: What’s in Puerto Rico?
An elite unit of the Department of Justice has taken an interest in the political side of the FTX case, raising the possibility of more indictments to come.
SILICON VALLEY • February 14, 2023
S.B.F.’s Unsolved Dark-Money Mysteries
A Taldmudic reading of exclusively obtained FTX filings suggests the next steps in this unfolding drama: finding out what Gabe Bankman-Fried knew about Salame’s dark money machine, S.B.F.’s ties to David McCormick, and more.
SILICON VALLEY • February 7, 2023
Silicon Valley G.O.P. Donor Spin-the-Bottle
For once, all the intrigue in the tech donor community is on the right—with conservative billionaires picking their dance partners for 2024, navigating the Trump question, and contemplating the “DeSantasy.”
SILICON VALLEY • January 31, 2023
The Brothers Bankman-Fried
Gabe Bankman-Fried rode his brother’s reputation, and moolah, to political-donor stardom. Can he survive Sam’s fall?
SILICON VALLEY • January 24, 2023
S.B.F. Mama Drama
Barbara Fried was a beloved law professor whose midlife political awakening inspired Mind the Gap, a powerful network of 2,500 donors that helped the Democrats dominate the ’18 midterms. Now, she’s the latest victim of her son, Sam Bankman-Fried.