Government objects to ‘unnecessary,’ ‘prejudicial’ SBF jury selection questions
The defense and prosecution differ on questions for potential jurors in the trial of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. ...
- The United States government responded to questions posed by the defense for potential jurors in the case against former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
- Bankman-Fried faces seven charges of fraud and money laundering related to the collapse of a cryptocurrency exchange.
- The government objected to questions in four sections of the proposed jury selection process, including pretrial publicity, effective altruism, political donations, and ADHD.
- The government argues that the defense's questions have shaky legal foundations, are irrelevant, and prejudicial.
- Both sides propose asking potential jurors about their attitudes toward cryptocurrency.
- Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty, and his trial is set to begin on Oct. 3.
The sentiment in the article is mostly neutral, with the government objecting to certain questions posed by the defense during jury selection for Bankman-Fried's case.