All in, Mr. Lewis spent more than 70 days in the Bahamas on a dozen different trips. That’s commitment. Plus journeys with SBF to Washington to wave cash at political celebrities. Along the way, FTX and its sister company Alameda—to which many investors unknowingly sent wire transfers thinking it was FTX—allegedly invested customer funds as their own, often taking out loans backed by hot-air-inflated crypto coins.
“In a previous life,” Mr. Lewis says, FTX employees “would have been socially awkward high-school math and physics teachers.” Visits to the penthouse at 2 a.m. would reveal chess matches rather than raging parties.
Source: The Rise and Fall of SBF – WSJ