SBF Gets Bad News From Judge• September 11, 2023 12:07 pm • Comments
Sam Bankman-Fried’s case has not been going the way he planned.
However, he reportedly suffers from poor jail conditions, or, at least, this is what he wants the public to believe.
The former CEO’s lawyers have reiterated that Bankman-Fried should be released from prison before his trial because of poor internet quality inside the facility where he is currently being held.
A Judge has formally denied SBF’s motion for pre-trial release for a second time now.
Fox Business reporter Eleanor Terrett provided the court documents: “SBF’s motion for pre-trial release has been referred to the next available three-judge panel. His request for release pending a decision by the panel has been denied.”
🚨NEW: @SBF_FTX’s motion for pre-trial release has been referred to the next available three-judge panel. His request for release pending a decision by the panel has been denied. 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/dPgi9tjbra
— Eleanor Terrett (@EleanorTerrett) September 7, 2023
Crux Crypto News explained: “The second request came after the Appellate judge denied SBF’s request for immediate release from jail on September 6.”
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyers have requested a pre-trial release due to poor internet connectivity in federal jail. The lawyers argue that poor internet connection hinders defense preparation and time loss. The second request came after the Appellate judge denied… pic.twitter.com/FXNNV4ni3d
— CRUX | Crypto News (@Coin_Crux) September 11, 2023
Coin Telegraph reports:
SBF’s legal team argued that despite government assurance that their client would have access to a laptop on weekdays from 8 am until 7 pm, those promises haven’t materialized.
The lawyers also cited several instances where SBF’s access to an internet laptop was cut short due to jail proceedings.
Zerohedge jokingly commented: “SBF Lawyers Again Ask for Pre-Trial Release Because Prison Internet Sucks. If he had Xfinity, he would be begging for Supermax.”
SBF Lawyers Again Ask for Pre-Trial Release Because Prison Internet Sucks
If he had Xfinity, he would be begging for Supermax https://t.co/2v2O4GuFdP
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 11, 2023
According to WhaleWire: “Sam Bankman-Fried’s request for immediate release from a harsh Brooklyn jail to “better prepare for his upcoming FTX fraud criminal trial” has been denied by judge.”
JUST IN: Sam Bankman-Fried's request for immediate release from a harsh Brooklyn jail to “better prepare for his upcoming FTX fraud criminal trial” has been denied by judge.
— WhaleWire (@WhaleWire) September 6, 2023
Decrypt detailed one alleged incident SBF’s lawyers mentioned in their motion for pre-trial release:
In another instance on September 6, they said SBF was not released from his cell until 11 a.m.
Beyond being released late, the lawyers said SBF could hardly access the internet, and lost more time just trying to upload a single document to their database for discovery material.
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