Analysis: Bankman-Fried Superseding Indictment Drops Campaign Finance But Mentions It Four Times, D&R - analysis here
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, April 14 – Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX on August 11 for tampering with witnesses in the upcoming trial against him was ordered remained to jail.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis A. Kaplan heard from prosecutors that in Putnam County Correctional Facility, SBF could be given access to discovery material over the Internet.
Kaplan replied that he assumed the defendant would be in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, like fellow crypto-fraud defendant Miles Guo and others.
On August 14, the DOJ prosecutors docketed their superseding indictment against SBF, with Count 8, Campaign Finance, dropped ostensibly at the request of the Bahamas. Inner City Press immediately published the superseding indictment on its DocumentCloud here.
It mentions the Bahamas twice (only as real estate), and campaign finance four times: "Exploiting the trust of FTX customers, BANKMAN-FRIED misappropriated and embezzled FTX customer deposits, and used billions of dollars in stolen funds... to help fund over a hundred million dollars in campaign contributions to Democrats and Republicans to seek to influence cryptocurrency regulation."
SBF World was the second largest donor to Democrats in the 2022 cycle... Watch this site.
Judge Kaplan mentioned that he could consider allowing SBF to visit his lawyers' office. But no other MDC inmate has such an arrangement. Watch this site.
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