Lawyers representing Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) have asked Judge Lewis Kaplan to issue an order allowing certain people to visit their client without the need for security checks.
Despite being allowed to reside at his parents’ home, the former FTX CEO is subject to strict restrictions. He must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, while a security guard must be present in case he invites guests.
Bankman-Fried’s lawyers sent an official letter New York District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan asking the magistrates to allow his client’s insiders, called “close friends,” to meet him at his parents’ home in Palo Alto, California. They insisted that such meetings could occur without the constant presence of a security guard:
“On behalf of our client, Samuel Bankman-Fried, we are writing to respectfully request that the Court enter an order allowing individuals on the attached list to visit their parents’ home without the need for a security guard to be present.”
In addition to “close friends”, the list of people includes colleagues of Barbara Fried and Joseph Bankman (parents of SBF).
The lawyers also requested that the names of those people be kept secret from the public at large for security reasons.
“Here, even assuming that the list of persons can be considered a ‘court document,’ the privacy and security interests of individuals greatly outweigh any presumption of access to the list and justify the protection of their identities from public disclosure.” says the letter.
Not so peaceful life for the family
Keeping people’s identities “under wraps” might be appropriate as SBF and their parents have previously been targets of violence and harassment.
As crypto potato reported In January, three men crashed their car into the house barricade and told a security officer:
“You won’t be able to keep us out.”
Later, they got back into the vehicle and drove away without being recognized. The incident occurred two months after the FTX implosion, and soon after, a New York federal judge permitted SBF to live with his family on a $250 million bond.
It was not clear if the men in the car were fallen investors in the once-prominent exchange seeking revenge for their potential losses.
Bankman-Fried is facing multiple fraud charges and, according to many regulators and agencies, is the main culprit in the accident. The October trial will decide whether he was guilty and his eventual punishment.
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