The lawyers who represent what’s left of FTX filed suit against Sam Bankman-Fried’s parents, saying they “exploited their access and influence within the FTX enterprise to enrich themselves, directly and indirectly, by millions of dollars.” The point of the suit is to get that money back so it can be paid out to the people FTX owes.
Fried “has written extensively on questions of distributive justice, in the areas of tax policy, property theory and political theory,” according to her Stanford profile. She also ran a donor network for Democratic candidates. Of note: Fried is a philosopher who is interested in consequentialism, which “is about doing good for as many people as possible, but a less charitable way to summarize it is ‘the ends justify the means,’” the Bloomberg profile noted.
So what prizes did Sam’s parents allegedly get from FTX? Well:
I hope my dad isn’t disappointed when I buy him more science fiction books for his birthday, because I can’t afford to buy him a vacation home in the Bahamas. On the other hand, at least I’m not facing any criminal charges?