Following a five-week long trial against Sam Bankman-Fried, a New York jury found the disgraced FTX founder guilty on all seven criminal fraud counts.
Right before the verdict was read out. Judge Lewis Kaplan asked him to stand and look at the jury box, you know, in the direction of the 12 men and women who had just been a couple of hours, you know, deciding on whether or not he was guilty. The lead four person, uh J number four was turned facing the judge and the court clerk. And, uh, you know, basically he was completely still as the clerk asked, you know, read out each charge and said, you know, what did you find? And she said guilty, uh, you know, each of, through each of the seven charges. He was pretty still when his defense attorney, Mark Cohen asked the judge to pull the jurors and basically, you know, affirm that they all were unanimous in the guilty verdict. And, uh, you know, again, that was a process where the clerk went down the road or went down to two rows of each juror and said, you know, is that your verdict? And they each said yes. So it was pretty still, uh, you know, courtroom itself was, you know, apart from the sketch artist and apart from the, you know, clerk and the four person or the jurors also completely silent. Uh, you know, you could really tell that everyone was kind of one way or another. This was ending and it was a very kind of, uh, you know, intense moment.