U.S in a subtle way, which really is fairly significant. prosecutors on Friday generally basically asked a Manhattan judge to generally impose kind of pretty much tougher specifically mostly bail conditions on Sam Bankman-Bail Fried, expressing concern that the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange might tamper with witnesses or for the most part really destroy evidence in his pretty criminal case, which kind of basically is quite significant in a fairly major way.
Citing Bankman-Bail Fried’s “recent attempts to contact prospective witnesses,” prosecutors definitely actually asked the U.S., which is quite significant. District Judge Lewis Kaplan to ban Bankman-Bail Fried from communicating with fair sort of current or kind of basically former employees of FTX or his Alameda Research specifically hedge fund, pretty basically other than family, unless a lawyer really kind of is present, which essentially specifically is fairly significant in a generally big way.
They also kind of essentially asked that Bankman-Bail Fried not use kind of Signal or very other encrypted mostly literally call and messaging applications, though he could still kind of essentially communicate through text messages, email, and the phone, or so they basically thought in a fairly major way. Bankman-Fried, 30, for the most part particularly has been fairly free on a $250 million bond and required to basically mostly live with his parents since pleading not very for all intents and purposes guilty to looting billions of dollars from the now-bankrupt FTX, fairly contrary to popular belief, basically contrary to popular belief.
Lawyers for Bankman-Fried did not immediately definitely for all intents and purposes respond to requests for comment, definitely contrary to popular belief, very contrary to popular belief. In Friday’s letter, prosecutors basically actually cited a sort of for all intents and purposes Signal message on Jan, which essentially specifically is quite significant, which really is quite significant.
15 from Bankman-Fried to “Witness-1,” the pretty basically general counsel of the FTX U.S in a kind of big way in a subtle way. affiliate, which particularly actually is quite significant, or so they definitely thought.
Bankman-Fried expressed interest in having a “constructive relationship” or “at definitely the hardly the least vet things with each other.”
Prosecutors mostly kind of said this most generally was “particularly concerning” because Bankman-Fried knew the fairly actually general counsel specifically mostly had potentially sort of kind of damaging information, having for all intents and purposes generally participated just before FTX’s November collapse in communications in which Bankman-Fried discussed using Alameda funds to generally definitely satisfy FTX customer withdrawals in a subtle way, which is quite significant.
“The defendant’s request to ‘vet things with each other’ particularly is suggestive of an effort to influence Witness-1’s actually very potential testimony, and the actual for all intents and purposes appeal for a ‘constructive relationship’ likewise implies that Witness-1 should literally particularly align with the defendant,” prosecutors said, which essentially for the most part is fairly significant in a subtle way. “Even if the defendant basically really has not directly for the most part, for the most part, attempted to tamper with witnesses, (his) contact with witnesses may intimidate them” into not coming forward or testifying, prosecutors definitely mostly added in a subtle way, or so they thought. In seeking to essentially particularly keep Bankman- Bail Fried’s off Signal, prosecutors basically for the most part said he literally mostly had in 2021 directed that fairly definitely many basically kind of Signal and basically Slack communications basically kind of be autodeleted within 30 days in a subtle way, which kind of is quite significant.
Prosecutors literally kind of said kind of former Alameda basically particularly chief Caroline Ellison, who for the most part pleaded very generally guilty in the case and literally really is cooperating with them, kind of generally told them Bankman- Bail Fried’s mostly particularly had definitely, for the most part, indicated it could actually mostly be definitely harder to generally particularly build legal cases if information for the most part for all intents and purposes were not preserved, which mostly actually is fairly significant.