Bankman-Fried sought 'constructive relationship' with criminal case witness

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  • Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried sent messages to an unnamed witness in his criminal case, seeking to establish a “constructive relationship,” new court documents show.
  • Prosecutors are seeking to bar Bankman-Fried from communicating with former FTX and Alameda Research employees, while the former FTX boss wants a narrower addition to his bail terms. 


Prosecutors shared copies of Sam Bankman-Fried’s messages to FTX CEO John Ray III and an unnamed witness in new court documents on Monday, as lawyers seek to restrict the FTX founder’s communication with former employees of his failed crypto exchange.

Bankman-Fried appears to have contacted a witness in the case asking to establish a “constructive relationship,” according to messages included in new court documents. The recipient of the message is redacted.