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Failure of cryptocurrency firm FTX would spell big trouble for quarterback Tom Brady, who would lose millions of dollars.
Filed Documents in Delaware bankruptcy court show the 45-year-old owns more than 1.1 million shares of FTX.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft , is also one of those who invested heavily in the company that would prove to be a fraud.
Last month, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was indicted and faces two counts of wire fraud and six counts of conspiracy in Manhattan federal court.
The 30-year-old, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused of allegedly stealing client deposits to pay debts from his hedge fund and lying to investors about FTX's financial condition.
It would seem that investors like Brady and Kraft have very little chance of being reimbursed.
“Ultimately, we won't be able to recoup all of the losses,” John J. Ray III, who is managing FTX's restructuring, said in December.
This time last year, FTX raised around $400 million, which allowed the company to increase its value to nearly $32 billion. Thus, Bankman-Fried became one of the richest people in the world.
Brady and his former wife Gisele Bündchen were part of a celebrity group that promoted FTX. The two notably participated in the company's commercials during the last Super Bowl.
Their role in promoting FTX has already been the subject of legal review.
Shortly after the cryptocurrency business collapsed, a client filed a class action lawsuit against the founder, along with Brady, Bündchen and several other celebrities.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs notably argued that FTX was “a massive Ponzi scheme” and that the executives behind it were “PR and marketing geniuses.”