Sam Bankman-Fried Lawyer Says Agreement Has Been Reached on Use of Messaging Apps

The former CEO of FTX was previously barred form using any messaging apps.

AccessTimeIconFeb 6, 2023 at 9:52 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 7, 2023 at 7:42 p.m. UTC

An attorney for Sam Bankman-Fried said an agreement had been reached by Bankman-Fried’s legal team and prosecutors to modify the former FTX CEO’s bail conditions on using electronic communications, according to a letter signed by Bankman-Fried attorney Mark Cohen.

The two sides are asking the court to modify Bankman-Fried's bail conditions to allow him to use various messaging apps, including FaceTime, Zoom, iMessage, SMS texts, emails, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. (For WhatsApp, Bankman-Fried's cell phone must have monitoring software installed to record those messages.)

The FTX founder will still not be able to use "ephemeral call or messaging applications" such as Signal.


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