Sam Bankman-Fried’s potential expert witnesses could charge more than the U.S. prosecution witnesses, according to court filings.
Though the judge reportedly said he would not necessarily grant a postponement, SBF’s lawyers have been pushing for the former FTX CEO to have more time to prepare his defense.
Judge Lewis Kaplan ordered the government to respond to Bankman-Fried's counsel concerning appropriate access to discovery materials, as well as a request barring prosecutors from using new evidence.
The U.S. Justice Department has produced “millions of pages of documents" related to SBF's criminal case, which his lawyers claimed was too much to access from jail before trial.
Judge Lewis Kaplan said the order was in line with the accommodations for access to discovery materials the U.S. government proposed for the former FTX CEO on Aug. 18.
The filing surrounding the legal strategy followed an all-day session between SBF and his lawyers on Aug. 22 outside of jail, which was granted by a judge on a one-time…
Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO and founder of now-defunct crypto exchange FTX, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in a court hearing on Aug. 22.