October 1, 2023


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Sam Bankman-Fried’s $250M bail guarantors to be made public, says judge

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The 2 individuals who helped former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried along with his $250 million bail bond may have their identities revealed subsequent month after a current ruling by United States District Choose Lewis Kaplan.

Based on the Jan. 30 submitting, Kaplan granted the applying to disclose the names of the 2 people to the general public.

Nonetheless, Choose Kaplan has given Bankman-Fried’s authorized counsel till Feb. 7 to attraction.

Bankman-Fried was released from custody in December 2022 after two unknown folks signed on as sureties for the $250 million bond together with Bankman-Fried’s dad and mom, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried.

Eight main media corporations, together with Bloomberg, the Monetary Occasions and Reuters, demanded public disclosure of the two individuals liable for guaranteeing the bond in a Jan. 12 letter addressed to New York District Courtroom Choose Lewis Kaplan.

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Attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, appearing on behalf of the media giants, argued that “the general public’s proper to know Bankman-Fried’s guarantors outweighed their privateness and security rights.”

Bankman-Fried’s legal professionals had continued to argue that the identities ought to be stored a secret, fearing the individuals would face harassment.