Sam Bankman-Fried’s temporary release request denied as trial date looms

Former FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried is likely remain behind bars until his Oct. 3 trial commences after a United States District Court judge denied his request for temporary release.

On Sept. 12,  District Judge Lewis Kaplan denied Bankman-Fried’s claim that his trial preparation was hindered due to poor internet access in prison finding it wasn’t a sufficient ground to grant his release.

“The defendant had not made any detailed showing as to specific material that he claims he has been unable…

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