Sam Bankman-Fried lawyers pitch for changes to judge’s jury instruction


Attorneys representing former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried have written one other letter to the presiding decide, searching for changes to the jury directions. In the letter addressed to Judge Lewis Kaplan, the protection attorneys requested that the jury contemplate the position of English legislation in governing FTX’s phrases of service.

The proposal calls on the 12 jurors within the case to contemplate that for misappropriation to have occurred, there will need to have existed a belief, fiduciary relationship or an analogous relationship between FTX and its prospects. However, the agency’s phrases of service have clarified that there was no relationship between the 2 events.

The protection attorneys’ proposal read:

“Under English legislation, the Terms of Service don’t create a belief relationship or related fiduciary relationship between FTX and its prospects. Nor, below English legislation, do any representations made after a buyer agreed to the Terms of Service create a belief relationship or related fiduciary relationship.“ 

They added, “If an individual subjectively anticipated, understood or believed {that a} belief, fiduciary relationship, or related relationship existed, doesn’t create such a relationship.“

The protection workforce cited a number of examples of different circumstances from the United Kingdom in a final bid for a not-guilty verdict for their consumer.

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Bankman-Fried’s attorneys have made a number of requests to the decide all through the course of the case, together with quite a few requests for early bail earlier than the trial, citing an absence of sufficient facilities to put together. However, most requests have been declined.

The former FTX CEO is presently going through a number of fees of fraud and misappropriation of buyer funds to finance his private bills. Bankman-Fried, throughout his trial, has denied misuse of funds and claimed he hasn’t defrauded his customers. In the past, Bankman-Fried was also accused of witness tampering.

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