As the legal representative for Sam Bankman-Fried is beginning to gear up in order to appeal to the former FTX chief’s latest verdict, they made a request to the court simply for his provisional release from Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.
On examining the claims made by Bankman-Fried, a clerk deemed the same ‘unpersuasive’ from the court of appeals.
Bankman-Fried’s Attempt At Release Has Been Denied By The Court Of Appeals
Sam Bankman-Fried has been at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, since the month of August. And now he is eager to simply leave incarceration. Recently, his lawyers were trying to secure his provisional release while they were preparing for his actual appeal.
They have filed a motion on the same with the Court of Appeals. But, Catherine O’Hagan Wolfe, the court’s clerk, has rejected the plea firmly, ensuring the need for continued imprisonment.
The decision by the Second Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals, is primarily rooted in the grounds initially for revoking his actual bail. The court has identified absolutely credible proof suggesting that Bankman-Fried actually tried influencing not one but two witnesses, which played a crucial role in the transparent decision against his provisional release.
Moreover, the court was able to dismiss the argument that all the alternatives to detention were not evaluated adequately. Previously, the district court has intensified the release stipulations in their response to actions taken by Bankman-Fried, concluding that there is no viable alternative existing other than detention.
In this context, the clerk also noted, “The record shows that the district court thoroughly considered all of the relevant factors, including the defendant-appellant’s course of conduct over time that had required the district court to repeatedly tighten the conditions of release.”
Plus, the court also characterized Bankman-Fried’s arguments as “denied as moot” and “unpersuasive.” His sentencing is currently scheduled for 28th March 2024, and he faces a sentence potentially exceeding 100 years for all his crimes. Recently, these legal maneuvers by his team actually indicate a sort of determination to basically challenge the case in their Court of Appeals.