Responding to a tweet asking about whether he was aware of any wrongdoings in the firm, Harrison stated that “I’ll share in time.” “It’s time,” another user retorted. The follow-up question on whether he’s cooperating with US law enforcement was left unanswered.
Initially, Harrison took off to Twitter to ask his 58k followers why most recent tech startups rush into token issuance instead of going public early like Amazon did. However, the replies under the original tweet suggest that people are more concerned with Harrison’s role in FTX collapse and the possibility for him to face a prison sentence.
“How are you not in jail?” one user asked incredulously. “Use powers of inference,” was the enigmatic response from Harrison.
Brett Harrison stepped down as FTX US President in September last year, just a couple of weeks before Sam Bankman-Fried’s multibillion crypto empire imploded, sending shockwaves across the market. Unlike other high-profile FTX and Alameda execs, Harrison wasn’t accused of any wrongdoing — at least not yet.
For context, former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX ex-CTO Gary Wang both pleaded guilty to federal charges similar to those SBF is currently facing and are cooperating with prosecutors. Bankman-Fried entered a non-guilty plea last week with trial set to begin on October 2.