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FTX Bankman-Fried 2bled Down on Secrecy To Keep Co Signers Secret Now US Wants 2 Conditions

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 27 – Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, leading to his arrest in the Bahamas on December 12, and extradition to the US on December 21. He was released on $250 million bond - and reappeared on January 3, see below - with the requirement of co-signers.

But he wants them secret: "LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan from Mark S. Cohen dated January 3, 2023 re: Request to Redact Names and Identifying Information for Certain Bail Sureties . Document filed by Samuel Bankman-Fried. (Cohen, Mark)."
Inner City Press nearly immediately opposed, here. That was Docket Number 31.

On January 11, Judge Kaplan gave Bankman-Fried until January 19 to respond: ORDER as to Samuel Bankman-Fried, Zixiao (Gary) Wang, Caroline Ellison: Any papers in response to Dkts 31 and 40 and any subsequent filings with respect to redaction of the names of sureties on appearance bonds for defendant Bankman-Fried shall be filed no later than January 19, 2023."

 Bankman-Fried waited until past 8 pm on January 19 to file - and then doubled down on secrecy. As of January 27, still no ruling.

But on January 27, the US Attorney's Office asked for two conditions: "The Government writes to seek the modification of defendant Samuel Bankman-Fried’s conditions of pretrial release to impose two new conditions relating to his contact with prospective witnesses in the case. Specifically, the Government respectfully requests that the Court impose the following conditions: (1) the defendant shall not contact or communicate with current or former employees of FTX or Alameda (other than immediate family members) except in the presence of counsel, unless the Government or Court exempts an individual from this no-contact rule; and (2) the defendant shall not use any encrypted or ephemeral call or messaging application, including but not limited to Signal. For purposes of this motion" - full letter on Patreon here.

  Will the (un)sealing of co-signers motions be ruled on before this one?


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