Crypto felons SBF and Avi Eisenberg reunited in infamous NY prison

Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and perpetrator of the 2022 Mango Markets exploit Avraham Eisenberg are once again sharing the same prison. It’s unclear at this stage if the two are ‘bunk buddies.’

Prison records show that Bankman-Fried was returned to the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn on June 4. He was previously held here before being transferred to the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City on May 23. He was then moved to a prison in Pennsylvania on his way back to New York. 

Meanwhile, Eisenberg was moved to the MDC in November while awaiting trial and so shared the prison for some time with Bankman-Fried. Now, following the former FTX chief’s brief tenure in Oklahoma, the pair are back serving time under the same roof. 

Despite NFTherder’s post, it’s unclear if the two are indeed “bunk buddies.”

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The Brooklyn prison, which was once described as ‘tougher than Guantánamo Bay,’ has received less than stellar reviews. Indeed, Bankman-Fried’s lawyers described it as having slow internet, dirty living quarters, and a poor cafeteria. The prison also reportedly lacks heating and air conditioning, doesn’t feature a recreational prison yard, and is lit with fluorescent lighting 24/7.

Eisenberg has remained in the MDC since April 18 when he was found guilty of defrauding Mango Markets out of $110 million through the price manipulation of its perpetual futures contracts. Eisenberg is to be sentenced on July 29 where he faces maximum sentences of 10 years and 20 years for his charges. 

Bankman-Fried, who was sentenced to 25 years in April, is currently appealing his conviction. According to Bloomberg, the move back to Brooklyn was likely done to appease Judge Lewis Kaplan who requested that he remain in the city “until his appeal has been fully briefed to facilitate access to appellate counsel.”

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