Aug 22, 2023

Renato Mariotti, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP partner, weighs in on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried facing arraignment yet again in a New York Court on Tuesday.

Video transcript

Couple things. First of all, this is going to be an interesting peak. It's Sam Bank been freed after he's been imprisoned. Remember that he was repeatedly violating his conditions of release. He had the bright idea that he was going to be trying to get his retaliation against witnesses and so on and the judge is putting in prison. So it's going to be interesting there, there should be a fight at this court appearance over his communications and with his lawyers, his lawyers access to him that has been an ongoing issue that his lawyers have been raising. They want to have more time with him to prepare for trial. They want days where he can be at their office, they want interrupted hours with him. And then separately, there will be some discussion soon about jury instructions. There is I'd say a very traditional typical fight here between the defendant and the government about jury instructions. Unfortunately, for Mr Bank fraid, he is facing a lot of counts even without this count that has been dismissed for now due to the extradition treaty with the Bahamas.

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