Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal trial, where he faces seven federal counts of fraud and conspiracy, is coming to a close.
The jury heard the last of the evidence Tuesday morning, and now all that’s left is some final quibbling between counsel and closing arguments.
After subjecting their client to two-and-half days on the witness stand, the defense rested its case Tuesday, and the government declined to put on a rebuttal. In his final hours under oath, Bankman-Fried gave the jury more of the same: a relatively muted tone, sparse eye contact and lots of details he was never asked to give.
“Look, Mr. Bankman-Fried,” Judge Lewis Kaplan started, continuing on to remind the…
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