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Founder of FTX, Bankman-Fried, urges court to drop the charges

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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The millionaire creator of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, has requested that the criminal accusations brought against him be dropped in front of the US District Court in Manhattan. Bankman-Fried was charged in December 2022 with allegations of wire fraud and market manipulation.

In his motion to dismiss, Bankman-Fried argues that the charges against him are unfounded and lack any legal basis. He contends that the government's case is based on "unproven and speculative theories" that fail to meet the requirements for criminal prosecution.

His motion also cites a lack of evidence to support the government's claims and numerous legal and factual errors in the indictment. He further asserts that the government's case is "riddled with contradictions and inconsistencies" that undermine its credibility.

Bankman-Fried's legal team also contends that the charges against him violate his constitutional rights, including his right to due process and his right to a fair trial. They claim that the actions of the government in this matter have been unacceptable and that the accusations need to be dropped for the sake of justice.

The verdict of the case will showcase the significance of regulations in cryptocurrency.

Experts and investors in the field have already shown interest in the case, which they view as a test of the government's ability to control this quickly changing industry.  

Bankman-Fried's motion for the dismissal of criminal charges highlights the legal flaws and  factual weaknesses of the case. The request highlights the potential impact of the case on the crypto sector and underscores the importance of fair trials in criminal prosecutions. 

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