Appellate judge denies Sam Bankman-Fried’s request for immediate release from jail


Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, also called SBF, misplaced an preliminary enchantment to return to being free on bail previous to his prison trial.

In a Sept. 6 submitting within the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Clerk of the Court Catherine O’Hagan Wolfe mentioned a circuit judge had denied a movement from SBF’s authorized workforce requesting his immediate release from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. The former FTX CEO’s attorneys had petitioned the court for non permanent release, claiming the present measures aimed toward permitting SBF to assist put together for his protection at trial had been insufficient due partly to restricted web entry.

“The motion for pretrial release is referred to the next available three-judge panel,” mentioned Wolfe. “To the extent Appellant requests his immediate release pending decision by the three-judge panel, that request is denied.”

Sept. 6 submitting from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Source: PACER

Following his extradition from the Bahamas and arraignment within the U.S. in December 2022, Bankman-Fried had been free on a $250 million bond and largely confined to his mother and father’ California residence. However, a federal judge revoked his bail on Aug. 11 following allegations of witness intimidation towards former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison, with whom SBF shared a private {and professional} relationship.

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Bankman-Fried’s attorneys have made several filings following the judge’s resolution on bail, requesting SBF have extra time to assessment proof within the customer’s room on the Brooklyn jail in addition to the New York courthouse cell block lawyer room, the place he may be allowed entry given ample discover to the court docket. The former FTX CEO has roughly 4 weeks earlier than his Oct. 3 trial is scheduled to start.

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