FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has seemingly been doing it robust behind bars, consuming solely bread with peanut butter to accommodate his vegan food regimen, whereas exhausting his provide of prescription remedy.
In the identical listening to the place Bankman-Fried pleaded not responsible to seven fraud-related expenses, Bankman-Fried’s legal professionals pleaded for the previous FTX CEO to obtain higher therapy inside Brooklyn’s infamous Metropolitan Detention Middle (MDC), in accordance to an Aug. 22 transcript shared by the Internal Metropolis Press.
Bankman-Fried’s attorneys claimed that because of the lack of vegan choices supplied by the jail, he had been compelled to subsist on a food regimen of bread, peanut butter and water. The previous FTX boss refused to eat the “flesh food regimen” being served on the MDC.
Mark Cohen: They’re serving him a flesh food regimen. He’s solely consuming bread and water, and generally peanut butter. This is likely one of the most complicated circumstances on this courthouse. That is outrageous and it must be remedied.
Decide Netburn: I’ll look into this, in the present day
— Internal Metropolis Press (@innercitypress) August 22, 2023
Bankman-Fried’s legal professional, Mark Cohen, famous that his shopper hadn’t obtained his ADHD remedy since arriving in jail and was “fearful” they might run out.
“My shopper takes Adderall… And like many individuals on the planet, he follows a vegan food regimen. He had not obtained his Adderall in any respect, within the final 11 days,” mentioned Cohen.
Cointelegraph uncovered a commissary checklist from 2020 which reveals that SBF could possibly be paying $3.15 for peanut butter on a menu that consists nearly fully of meat, dairy and quick meals.
U.S. Federal Court docket Decide Sarah Netburn mentioned she’d look additional into Bankman-Fried’s therapy.
Bankman-Fried’s authorized workforce argued that his imprisonment was impacting their skill to organize for his upcoming trials — the primary of which is scheduled for Oct. 2 this 12 months.
“There are critical Sixth Modification points. Our shopper can’t put together for trial. He was remanded since August 11. No discovery for 11 days, six weeks from trial. It’s voluminous, it will probably solely be reviewed on-line. We’ve got been supplied solely fictions as options.”
On Aug. 21 Decide Kaplan ordered that Bankman-Fried might contact his legal professionals in a one-time launch on Aug. 22. He was allowed entry to at least one internet-enabled laptop computer linked to at least one WiFi gadget.
In the newest listening to, Bankman-Fried’s legal professionals mentioned that they had obtained a suggestion the place he would doubtlessly be capable of go to the New York courthouse two days per week from 9am to 3pm.
Nonetheless, they famous that Bankman-Fried would solely be given entry to a pencil and paper and must talk with them by urgent what he’d written in opposition to the glass barrier between them.