Lawyers representing FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried have flagged it may be necessary to delay the criminal trial for the former crypto exchange executive — to give him more time to prepare his defense.
In a Mar. 8 letter to United States District Judge Lewis Kaplan, Bankman-Fried’s lawyers said they weren’t formally requesting a date change just yet, but it may be needed as they’re still awaiting a “substantial portion” of evidence to be turned over to them and more charges had been laid against the FTX founder in late February.
The criminal trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 2 and will focus on the fraud charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
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According to the letter, DOJ prosecutors are holding evidence from devices belonging
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