Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried on Friday rejected as “entirely inadequate” the government’s plan for letting the jailed founder of the collapsed FTX cryptocurrency exchange prepare for his October fraud trial.
In a letter to US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan, the lawyers said giving Bankman-Fried just two days a week, without a dedicated computer, to review the “extraordinary volume” of evidence violated his Sixth Amendment constitutional right to effective counsel and aid his defense.
Bankman-Fried’s lawyers asked that he be allowed to meet with them five days a week at the Manhattan federal courthouse in preparation for the Oct. 2 trial. He is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY.
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