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US Wants SBF Conflict Hearing on Mashinsky  Joint Lawyer Sam Hired Before Sentencing

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 6 – On the US v Sam Bankman-Fried trial, hours after the guilty verdict, a book was published: "Crypto Criminal: The Conviction of Sam Bankman-Fried: As live tweeted and investigated from inside the SDNY courthouse by Matthew Russell Lee," paperback coming (in the morning?) for now, 200 page ebook here.
Soft cover here.

"When at last the Sam Bankman-Fried trial started on October 3, 2023 with jury selection, after Sam had been remanded to the MDC jail, the courtroom on the 26th floor was full, and an overflow room established on the 23rd.  The author went back and forth between them, and down to the Press Room he'd been admitted to after six months of covering cases here, after he was thrown out of the UN...

"He did not know then how it or he would turn out. It could have been called, Crypto Houdini. But it wasn't." And a second trial?

 Well, no. Past 6 pm on December 29, 2023 the US Attorney Office wrote to Judge Kaplan "to provide notice to the Court and the defendant that it does not plan to proceed with a second trial in the above-captioned matter." So no evidence and cross examination about the campaign finance and China bribe counts, no getting to the bottom of who took the money. It is known that officials in the Bahamas, whose request to drop these charges DOJ cited in severing them, took SBF's and FTX customers' money.

On February 6 the prosecutors asked for a Curcio hearing on SBF: "Marc Mukasey and Torrey Young, who filed notices of appearance on behalf of the defendant on January 9, 2024, also represent Alex Mashinsky, a defendant in United States v. Mashinsky, 23 Cr. 347 (JGK). Because there is a possibility that a conflict of interest could arise in either case, the Government is seeking Curcio hearings in both matters so that the defendants may knowingly waive any conflict that could arise." Full letter on Patreon here

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