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Nov. 11, 2022, 3:37 PM

Summers Says FTX Meltdown Has ‘Whiffs’ of Enron-Like Scandal (1)

Christopher Anstey
Christopher Anstey
Bloomberg News

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers called for an expansion in the number of forensic accountants -- though not necessarily an increase in regulation -- in the wake of the meltdown in Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire.

“A lot of people have compared this to Lehman. I would compare it to Enron,” Summers told Bloomberg Television’s “Wall Street Week” with David Westin. “The smartest guys in the room. Not just financial error but -- certainly from the reports -- whiffs of fraud. Stadium namings very early in a company’s history. Vast explosion of wealth that nobody quite understands where ...

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