Sam Bankman-Fried claims DoJ’s request to revoke bail raises free-speech concern

Quick Take

  • Bankman-Fried’s attorneys said the Department of Justice’s request to revoke his bond after he shared private diaries belonging to Caroline Ellison with the press was based on “thin” factual ground.
  • His lawyers argued detaining Bankman-Friend would raise “serious First Amendment concerns.”

Lawyers of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried argued Tuesday that prosecutors' request last week to revoke his bail was based on “thin” factual basis and said such a move would violate his right to free-speech.

Bankman-Fried’s attorneys said in a filing to a federal judge that the Department of Justice was “wrong” and that “its version of events mischaracterizes the facts and removes them from their proper context to cast Mr. Bankman-Fried’s actions and intentions in the most negative light possible.”

DoJ prosecutors last Friday filed a written submission in an effort to revoke Bankman-Fried's bond after the disgraced FTX founder shared private