FTX’s Bankman-Fried Cannot Blame Lawyers in Opening Statement: Judge

Sam Bankman-Fried cannot blame FTX’s lawyers for its collapse or operations in his opening statements, though he can still try and make a so-called “advice-of-counsel” defense later, the federal judge overseeing his case ruled Sunday.

FTX Customers, Investors Will Testify Against Sam Bankman-Fried, DOJ Says

The U.S. Department of Justice said it intends to call FTX customers, investors and cooperating witnesses to testify against Sam Bankman-Fried at trial next week, including a Ukrainian local who would have difficulty getting to the courthouse in-person.

DOJ’s Proposed Jury Questions ‘Risks Tainting’ Bankman-Fried’s Panel, Defense Says

Sam Bankman-Fried’s attorneys objected to some of the U.S. Department of Justice’s proposed voir dire questions in a late Friday filing, saying they may miss potential juror bias or otherwise lead to jurors making assumptions about the case.

U.S. Department of Justice Opposes Sam Bankman-Fried’s Latest Move for ‘Temporary Release’

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a Wednesday court filing that Sam Bankman-Fried’s latest move for a temporary release – even with severe restrictions – should be denied.

DOJ ‘Overreaching’ in Trying to Block Sam Bankman-Fried’s Proposed Witnesses, Defense Says

Prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice are trying to limit FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s right to a fair trial by moving to block all of his proposed expert witnesses, defense attorneys said. The DOJ, for its part, said the defense mischaracterized a proposed prosecution witness’s planned testimony.