Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s Defense Lawyers Granted Boundless Prison Visitation Rights

Disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s defense attorneys have been granted unrestricted prison access to their client, according to recent developments. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan’s recent filing outlines that Bankman-Fried’s legal team will have limitless opportunities to meet with him while he remains incarcerated until his trial in October. This access, however, requires a 48-hour advance notice.

The judge’s decision hinges on the resolution of an ongoing dispute between the government and the defendant concerning Bankman-Fried’s access to discovery materials during his detention. Effective from August 21, 2023, the accommodations described in the government’s letter dated August 18, 2023, will be made available to the defendant should he choose to utilize them.

In cases where the defendant opts to meet with counsel within the courthouse cell block, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice must be given to both the government and the United States Marshals Service.

Earlier this week, Bankman-Fried’s legal team communicated with Judge Kaplan, inquiring whether their client could be allowed out of prison for five days a week to review documents.

Bankman-Fried, who faced arrest in December 2022 following FTX’s collapse, is confronting charges related to investor fraud and mismanagement of substantial sums of customer funds. His initial release involved an extraordinary $250 million bail. However, his bail was revoked recently due to alleged witness tampering.

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