Judge allows SBF lawyers to question DOJ witnesses about drug use

Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York ruled that Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyers can question witnesses from the Department of Justice about their use of recreational drugs during the fraud trial in October. Kaplan also denied the DOJ's motion to prevent the defense team from cross-examining witnesses on privilege issues and rejected the SBF team's motion to prevent any evidence related to the bankruptcy of a cryptocurrency exchange. The trial is set to begin on October 3.

Former FTX Spokesperson Files Motion To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Against Them

September 25th, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Stephen Curry, Larry David, Shaquille O'Neal, David Ortiz, and Naomi Osaka, former endorsers of FTX, filed a separate motion to dismiss a lawsuit against them, which accuses the defendants of participating in FTX fraud as part of a secret FTX plan carefully planned by a few FTX insiders. The motion argues that the plaintiffs "have not provided any factual support for their claims" that celebrities were involved in the secret FTX plan.

FTX’s Former Law Firm Fenwick & West Files To Dismiss FTX Class Action Lawsuit

Fenwick & West, FTX's former law firm, denied allegations of assisting the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX in setting up multiple "shadow entities" that allowed FTX co-founder SBF and other executives to engage in creative but illegal strategies to continue fraudulent activities. The law firm has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming that the services it provided to FTX were standard legal services and that it had no knowledge of any fraudulent activity.

Former FTX Executive Donated More Than $80 Million to Political Groups

Coingecko stated that in the year before FTX's bankruptcy, FTX CEO SBF donated at least $46 million to political groups, with 89.2% of his donations going to the Democratic Political Action Committee (POF PAC), the House Majority PAC, and other liberal groups such as Future America. SBF had previously pledged to donate up to $1 billion during the 2024 election cycle.

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Remains in Custody as Appeals Court Denies Release Request

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX, has been denied temporary release by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Bankman-Fried's legal team had argued for his release on First Amendment grounds, but the court rejected their arguments. Bankman-Fried is facing charges of witness tampering and fraud, and his trial is set to begin on October 3. If convicted, he could face a prison sentence of over 100 years.

DOJ Requests Extension of Trial Date for FTX Co-Founder Sam Bankman-Fried

The U.S. Department of Justice has requested an extension to the trial date of FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried. The trial is set to begin on October 3rd, but prosecutors believe more time is necessary for witness hearings and to ensure an efficient pace of the trial. The government is also scheduling travel for out-of-town witnesses and is requesting an additional sitting to help with the jury's time, witnesses' travel schedules, and trial pace. Meanwhile, Sam Bankman-Fried's attorneys and prosecutors will present their arguments to a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday regarding a potential bail.

Crypto Exchange FTX Sues Founder's Parents for Fraudulently Transferred Funds

Crypto exchange FTX has filed a lawsuit against the parents of its founder and former CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, accusing them of fraudulently transferring and misappropriating millions of dollars. The lawsuit seeks damages, the return of any property or payments made to the parents by FTX, and punitive damages resulting from their "conscious, willful, wanton, and malicious conduct."

Three Defendants in FTX Class Action Lawsuit Reach Proposed Settlement Agreement with Plaintiff

According to the settlement agreement reached by the three defendants (Trevor Lawrence, quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, YouTube celebrity Keven Paffrath, and Tom Nash) and the plaintiff in the FTX class action lawsuit, no details or settlement terms were disclosed in the document. In addition, the lawyer for the class action lawsuit stated that they "are in confidential settlement discussions with other FTX defendants", with mediation scheduled for October and November.

NFL Quarterback Trevor Lawrence Settles Ftx Endorsement Fraud Lawsuit

Three celebrity endorsers of FTX, including NFL quarterback Trevor Lawrence, have agreed to settle allegations that they helped defraud investors who lost billions of dollars in the collapse of FTX. Other celebrity supporters of FTX, including Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Shaquille O’Neal, and Larry David, have also been sued.

Court Approves FTX's Sale of $3.4 Billion Worth of Crypto Holdings to Repay Creditors

The Delaware Bankruptcy Court has given approval for FTX, a bankrupt crypto exchange, to sell its $3.4 billion worth of crypto holdings and repay its creditors. Judge John Dorsey dismissed two objections that had been raised in opposition to the plan during a court hearing.