“He poured money — other people’s money — into investments to make himself even richer,” the prosecutor said in opening arguments.
A federal judge has chosen the 12 people who will decide whether FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried violated fraud and other laws in running his once-mighty crypto exchange.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bankrupt crypto exchange has sued former employees of Salameda, a Hong Kong-incorporated affiliate, to recover about $157.3 million.
Judge Lewis Kaplan, who’s overseeing Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial, granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to block all of the FTX founder’s proposed witnesses from testifying at his trial next month.
Coinbase received 570 ETH, the second-largest payout tied to MEV in Ethereum’s history, to process transactions related to the Curve exploit.
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.