FTX Hearing: US Judge Rejects Revised Bail Deal With Sam Bankman-Fried
FTX Hearing -Sam Bankman-Fried’s resolution of his dispute with prosecutors over his use of encrypted messaging apps was rejected by a federal judge.
iexclusivenews reports that in a letter to US District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Monday. Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers said they’d reached an agreement with the government not to use encrypted messaging apps like Signal.
SBF was allowed to send regular texts. Make Zoom and FaceTime calls. And use WhatsApp with monitoring technology under the terms of the agreement.
They requested that the judge postpone a hearing on the issue scheduled for Thursday. But Kaplan refused on Tuesday. Ordering the parties to appear before him for oral arguments on changes to the bail package.
However, iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that Bankman-Fried’s lawyers said they and FTX had agreed not to contact a certain set of FTX employees.
Previously, prosecutors wanted to bar all contact, raising the possibility that Bankman-Fried might tamper with witnesses.
The co-founder of FTX has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges stemming from the cryptocurrency exchange’s collapse.