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Gene Borrello, a former prisoner at MDC, told crypto blogger Tiffany Fong that Sam Bankman-Fried was targeted for his timid nature and having “the body of the 80-year-old.”
Former FTX CEO Sam “SBF” Bankman-Fried was reportedly worried for his safety during his pretrial detention time at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center and even considered paying another inmate for “protection,” according to a former inmate.
New York mob enforcer-turned-informant Gene Borrello told crypto blogger Tiffany Fong in a Nov.
I got a chance to interview Gene Borrello, a former mob enforcer who was in jail with Sam Bankman-Fried. pic.twitter.com/nszTXVUrSQ
— Tiffany Fong (@TiffanyFong_) November 30, 2023
Borrello said that during his time there, other prisoners saw the former crypto mogul as timid, having “the body of the 80-year-old,” and he was presumed to have access to money.
“He has the body of the 80-year-old. He has, like, no shape to him, you know what I mean?”
A prisoner reportedly attempted to make Bankman-Fried fearful to extort him for protection money, according to Borello.
“[The other prisoner] wanted Sam Bankman to feel like ‘this is dangerous in here, you need protection,’” he recalled.
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