Appeals court rejects Sam Bankman-Fried’s bid for release

FTX founder and convicted fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried will stay jailed after failing to convince a United States appellate court that he should be freed while his legal team appeals his conviction.

In a Nov. 21 mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Bankman-Fried’s previous attempts to tamper with two witnesses while on pretrial release was a major reason behind rejecting his request.

“We have reviewed the Defendant-Appellant’s additional arguments and find them unpersuasive,” the court said.

Bankman-Fried’s release motion was rejected by a U.S. appeals court. Source: Courtlistener

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