The latest bail conditions only allow former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to use flip phones and access a certain list of websites.
Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Court of New York (USA) on March 3 made a proposal guarantee conditions The latest for former FTX exchange CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, which restricts his access to the Internet by using a flip phone without an internet connection.
As Kyptos reported, US prosecutors have asked to amend Sam’s $250 million bail condition after he was discovered using the secure messaging app Signal to try to contact former FTX manager to influence the testimony, hinder the investigation process.
The former CEO was later discovered use VPN network While on probation, although it was reported to be used only to watch the Super Bowl sports tournament, it still caused concern for agencies because it had no control over which websites and data he had access to.
Therefore, the new condition of shelter also proposes to reduce the number of websites that Sam Bankman-Fried is allowed to access to only news, sports, Wikipedia and US government websites. In addition, the former CEO is also restricted from playing video games.
Sam Bankman-Fried’s defense attorney, Damian Williams, agreed to the proposals.
The court minutes also said that the parents of the former leader will have to sign an affidavit confirming the Internet-connected devices in the house, insisting that they do not bring additional devices and install monitoring software. The two will also have to make sure Bankman-Fried can’t use their equipment.
The US Department of Justice recently accused Sam Bankman-Fried added 4 new crimes, including: Bank fraud; Operating an unlicensed money transfer organization; Violating regulations on mobilizing political donations; Conspiracy to make illegal political donations. Bringing the total crime count to 12.