- Allegedly, the defense side has not yet received all the evidence for review.
- Such a demand is contained in a letter to Judge Kaplan dated March 8
- The trial will take place on October 2, if it is not rescheduled.
Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried believe that their client was given too little time to familiarize himself with all the case materials. In this regard, they demand to postpone the trial on criminal charges in October this year.
This follows from letters to Lewis Kaplan. Interestingly, the defendant has not yet officially requested a date change. But the likelihood of this is high, since the prosecutor’s office has not yet handed over all the evidence.
Recall that the trial of the criminal case was supposed to take place on October 2. Bankman-Fried is charged with fraud and faces over 100 years in prison.
The disgraced crypto billionaire himself refuses to make a deal with the authorities, unlike other members of the top management of the FTX Group. It is their testimony that will become the main evidence of Bankman-Fried’s guilt.
These are correspondence, documents and account data from the devices of Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang. It is these materials that Bankman-Fried’s lawyers are requesting.
The Ministry of Justice also expanded the list of charges against the ex-CEO of FTX from 8 to 12 points. The prosecutor’s office did not notify the defense about this and did not explain their actions in any way.
In connection with all this, lawyers insist on postponing the date of the hearing. Note that Judge Kaplan himself has not yet commented on the situation.