Sam Bankman-Fried is low on meds, living on $3 peanut butter in prison


FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has seemingly been doing it powerful behind bars, consuming solely bread with peanut butter to accommodate his vegan eating regimen, whereas exhausting his provide of prescription treatment.

In the identical listening to the place Bankman-Fried pleaded not guilty to seven fraud-related expenses, Bankman-Fried’s attorneys pleaded for the previous FTX CEO to obtain higher remedy inside Brooklyn’s infamous Metropolitan Detention Center, according to an Aug. 22 transcript shared by the Inner City Press.

Bankman-Fried’s attorneys claimed that because of the lack of vegan choices offered by the prison, he had been compelled to subsist on a eating regimen of bread, peanut butter and water. The former FTX boss refused to eat the “flesh diet” being served on the MDC.

Bankman-Fried’s lawyer, Mark Cohen, famous that his consumer hadn’t acquired his ADHD treatment since arriving in prison and was “fearful” they’d run out.

“My client takes Adderall… And like many people in the world, he follows a vegan diet. He had not received his Adderall at all, in the last 11 days,” stated Cohen.

Cointelegraph uncovered a commissary checklist from 2020 that reveals that SBF could possibly be paying $3.15 for peanut butter on a menu that consists virtually totally of meat, dairy and quick meals.

U.S. Federal Court Judge Sarah Netburn stated she’d look additional into Bankman-Fried’s remedy.

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Bankman-Fried’s authorized workforce argued that his imprisonment was impacting their capacity to arrange for his upcoming trials — the primary of which is scheduled for Oct. 2 this year.

“There are serious Sixth Amendment issues. Our client cannot prepare for trial. He was remanded since August 11. No discovery for 11 days, six weeks from trial. It is voluminous, it can only be reviewed online. We have been offered only fictions as solutions.”

On Aug. 21, Judge Kaplan ordered that Bankman-Fried may contact his attorneys in a one-time launch on Aug. 22. He was allowed entry to 1 internet-enabled laptop computer linked to 1 WiFi system.

In the newest listening to, Bankman-Fried’s attorneys stated that they had acquired a suggestion the place he would doubtlessly be capable of go to the New York courthouse two days per week, from 9 am to 3pm.

However, they famous that Bankman-Fried would solely be given entry to a pencil and paper and must talk with them by urgent what he’d written in opposition to the glass barrier between them.

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