- Margaritaville and DoorDash have unpaid invoices.
- Sam Bankman-Fried and US prosecutors are nearing an accord about new bail requirements.
Margaritaville and DoorDash’s Unpaid Invoices
The collapsed crypto exchange FTX reportedly owes an astounding $600,000 to Margaritaville resort owned by Jimmy Buffett. It also owes $403,765 to the delivery startup DoorDash, according to court filings that have exposed the firm’s excessive spending.
The resort claims it still owes $599,409 from Sam Bankman-floundering Fried’s (SBF)hedge fund, which declared bankruptcy in November last year. This debt to the Bahamian hotel named after Buffett’s well-known song is more than ten times the amount previously disclosed.
According to earlier reports, the sibling exchange run by the alleged fraudster, Alameda Research, was being sued for $55,319 by the Nassau resort, situated on the other side of the island, from the expansive offices of FTX.
As initially disclosed, the amount FTX was said to owe the Margaritaville resort was significantly understated, according to recently filed lawsuit filings in federal Court. The documents claim that FTX personnel spent weeks or months at the resort’s opulent suites.
The complaint also claims that over 75 employees at FTX’s US Chicago-based offices devoured three meals each day, paid for entirely by the business, racking up a staggering DoorDash bill of $400,000 in months.
According to court records, the food served by FTX included pricey items like $56 lobsters and New York strip steaks. Even if three orders were placed daily, the indicated $200 daily food allowance provided by FTX would be within the maximum. The documents reveal that, before filing for bankruptcy, FTX gave its more than 75 employees a daily allocation of $15,000 in DoorDash meal delivery services.
Some former FTX workers told the Financial Times earlier this year that the company offered significant food benefits, despite Bankman- Fried’s assertion that it would pay for them.
Federal investigators have revealed some of the excellent facilities Bankman-Fried promised before the company’s demise, leading to increased scrutiny on FTX and Almada’s spending since his release last year.
Free food, a free barbershop, and twice-weekly massages were among the perks offered at the business’ US office. FTX was preparing to relocate to a lavish multimillion-dollar head office in a 35-story Miami tower just months before its collapse.
Despite these generous gifts, the court records show that FTX failed to pay its debts, which left DoorDash and the Margaritaville resort, among others, with outstanding debts. In addition, the future of FTX and its connected enterprises is in limbo because Bankman-Fried is currently under home confinement at his parent’s residence in the Bay Area.
Sam Bankman-Fried and US prosecutors Nears Accord About New Bail Requirements
According to his attorneys, SBF is close to striking a fresh arrangement with US authorities over his bail requirements; this comes after Judge Kaplan requested offers from both sides. SBF’s attorney Christian Everdell, stated in a letter dated March 17th that they would submit a draft order defining the new requirements to the Court the following week.
On March 3rd, the attorneys asked the US Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors for precise interim adjustments to the proposed bail terms.
The FTX transactions database, also known as the AWS Database, which was made available as a component of the criminal investigation, has been sought by Sam Bankman-legal Fried’s team. The prosecution has approved this temporary adjustment.
However, the DOJ has indicated initially limiting Bankman-access Fried’s to electronic gadgets and giving him just a pc and flip phone with a restricted approach to allowed list websites. In addition, prosecutors said that SBF had tampered with witnesses by communicating with FTX staff members through encrypted messaging applications and a VPN and accessing blocklisted websites.