SBF Trial: Defense Counsel’s Cross-Examination of Caroline Ellison Meandered

Early on, Sam Bankman-Fried’s defense attorney hinted that his questioning of star prosecution witness Caroline Ellison would deflect blame from his client toward her, but he never seemed to quite hit that actual note before finishing his cross-examination Thursday afternoon.

Attorney Mark Cohen walked Ellison through a number of topics pertaining to last year’s collapse of FTX and her role in running sister company Alameda. She seemed to become quite comfortable on the stand, correcting Cohen and answering far more than what he actually asked on multiple occasions. The defense attorney wrapped up with her without actually trying to assign her blame for her culpability in the FTX catastrophe.

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