The defense team for former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried raises concerns about the credibility of FBI interviews with key witnesses in an ongoing trial, potentially impacting the case.
In the ongoing trial of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, his defense team has issued a letter challenging the credibility of FBI interviews with key witnesses.
Lawyers for Bankman-Fried are particularly interested in the testimonies of Gary Wang, former chief technology officer of FTX, and Nishad Singh, former director of engineering at FTX.
The defense alleges that these witnesses provided “inconsistent statements” during their interviews with FBI agents, which do not align with their original testimonies. Notably, the defense questioned Wang about statements made during FBI interviews, which he denied or claimed not to recall, casting doubt on the reliability of his testimony.
Similar issues arose when cross-examining Nishad Singh, who also struggled to recall certain statements made during his interviews with the U.S. government. These challenges to witness credibility may impact the trial’s proceedings.
Bankman-Fried’s attorney, Mark Cohen, revealed that his client would testify in the trial, potentially providing further insight into the case. However, the defense’s request for the FBI agents to testify about the initial interviews with the witnesses adds a new layer of complexity to the proceedings.
While maintaining his innocence, Bankman-Fried faces a legal battle with mounting scrutiny on key testimonies.