The now-disgraced cryptocurrency mogul Sam Bankman-Fried met with at least four senior White House officials this year as part of a push to influence crypto policy and build connections in Washington before his FTX empire collapsed. Bankman-Fried met with Steve Ricchetti, one of President Joe Biden’s senior advisers, on September 8, White House officials familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News. The previously unreported meeting was the most recent in a series of gatherings. Bankman-Fried had at least three others, according to White House visitor logs. Officials confirmed one on April 22 and another on May 12, both with Ricchetti, and one a day later, on May 13, with Bruce Reed, another senior Biden aide.