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

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

The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing its push to prevent FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried from having a fair trial, defense attorneys charged in a filing pushing back against prosecutors’ motion to disqualify proposed expert witness testimony.

Prosecutors moved last month to block all seven of Bankman-Fried’s proposed expert third-party witnesses from testifying, saying they may not have had relevant experience or that their proposed testimony wouldn’t be applicable to the actual trial. Monday night’s filing from the defense argued against these planned exclusions, saying the DOJ’s arguments don’t hold water.

“The Government’s Motions to Exclude continue the theme illustrated by its motions in limine, namely, overreaching with

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