SBF’s Immigration Lawyers Request to Question Potential Jurors on Cryptocurrency, Philanthropy, and ADHD

In the upcoming criminal trial of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, his lawyers are seeking to ask potential jurors about their views on cryptocurrency, effective altruism, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in order to vet out unsuitable candidates.

FTX Co-founder’s Questions for Potential Jurors

Bankman-Fried’s lawyers and United States prosecutors have submitted their respective lists of proposed questions for prospective jurors for the trial scheduled for October 3.

  • Would you invest in cryptocurrency? If so, have you experienced financial losses or hold a negative opinion about the industry?
  • Do you believe that the failure of a cryptocurrency company is solely the responsibility of its owners? If yes, please explain your reasoning.
  • What are your thoughts on the concept of “effective altruism,” a movement that Bankman-Fried is associated with?
  • Do you consider it ethically wrong for individuals to donate large sums of money to political candidates and lobbyists to advance their personal interests?
  • Have you had personal or professional experience with someone who takes medication for ADHD?
  • Have you formed an opinion on the guilt or innocence of Bankman-Fried, FTX, or Alameda Research?

Prosecutors’ Questions for Potential Jurors

The prosecutors also have specific questions they would like to pose to potential jurors:

  • Are you familiar with FTX and its affiliated entities?
  • Do you or any of your friends or family members have investments or work in the cryptocurrency industry?
  • What role do you believe the U.S. government should play in regulating the crypto industry?
  • Have you ever suffered financial losses from an investment due to fraudulent activities?

It is important to note that Bankman-Fried’s request for temporary release before the trial was denied by U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan on September 12. The judge deemed that the poor internet connection in the prison did not warrant his release.

Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty to all seven charges related to fraud in connection with the collapse of FTX in November. He is also set to face a separate trial for additional charges in March of next year.

Editor Notes

It is interesting to see how the use of cryptocurrency, effective altruism, and ADHD are being considered as potential factors in the jury selection process. This highlights the growing influence and relevance of these subjects in the legal landscape. To stay updated on the latest news and trends in the cryptocurrency industry, visit Uber Crypto News.

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