According to The Block’s report, Sam Bankman-Fried’s legal team is opposing the remote testimony of a Ukrainian customer in the FTX case. However, the Department of Justice is requesting permission for the witness to testify remotely, citing problematic conditions related to international travel.
The legal team argues that their client’s Sixth Amendment rights would be violated, and remote testimony serves no purpose other than to prejudice the jury.
Will the Young Man Who Lost His Entire Life Savings Be Able to Testify?
The Department of Justice, on the other hand, wants this Ukrainian witness, a young individual who lost his life savings invested in FTX after Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, to testify. It is emphasized that the testimony of this witness is highly important regarding FTX’s popularity and the way it is used by various customers worldwide.
Lastly, the Department of Justice has stated that investigations into companies that have dealt with FTX in past years continue. It has also been announced that former FTX customers, investors, and staff will testify in the cases. You can find more details about the news in the article below.