FTX founder’s plea for temporary release should be denied, prosecution says

The United States government sent a letter to Judge Lewis Kaplan on Sept. 27 stating that it opposes the motion by Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) and his representation for temporary release from jail before his Oct. 3 trial. The judge is scheduled to hear arguments from both sides later today.

In its filing, the government asked Kaplan to deny SBF’s request, which was submitted on Sept. 25.

The government said that the defendant’s claims of not being able to “meaningfully participate” in…

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