Sam Bankman-Fried may need more time to review 'substantial' evidence, lawyers say

Quick Take

  • Sam Bankman-Fried could ask to delay his October trial, his lawyers said in a court filing.
  • The former FTX boss has not seen some evidence in the case, including former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison’s iPhone.

Sam Bankman-Fried may request to delay his October trial, his lawyers said in a letter to a federal judge this week.

The disgraced FTX founder says he may need more time to review troves of evidence that prosecutors have collected. Bankman-Fried is under house arrest in California on a $250 million bond and could spend the rest of his life in jail if he is convicted on criminal charges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 

“Depending on the volume of the additional discovery and the timing of the productions, it may be necessary to request an adjournment of the trial, currently scheduled to begin on October 2, 2023,” wrote Bankman-Fried’s lawyers, Mark Cohen and Christian Everdell.

Bankman-Fried has not seen