DOJ calls SBF’s fraud allegation defense ‘irrelevant,’ requests additional info


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The attorneys representing the US Division of Justice (DOJ) filed a brand new courtroom document late on Aug. 29 arguing that Sam Bankman-Fried ought to present extra disclosures to his deliberate protection. 

The doc referred to as the present proposed argument, which claims his attorneys accepted of fraud allegations whereas he was nonetheless at FTX, “irrelevant.”  The submitting requests that the courtroom order the defendant to obtain “extra discover” and “pretrial discovery.”

“If the defendant doesn’t present extra disclosures, the courtroom ought to preclude irrelevant, complicated, and prejudicial questioning, proof, and arguments concerning the involvement of attorneys.”

Beforehand, the attorneys representing SBF argued that the legal team leading FTX led him to behave “in good religion” and that “reliance on counsel is related to the query of intent.” 

Lawyer Damian Williams, who penned the current letter to the courtroom argued that Bankman-Fried must specify the authorized recommendation he was given or else rethink his protection.

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