Judge Denies Temporary Release For Sam Bankman-Fried During Trial


When Cohen argued in court that Bankman-Fried does not present a flight risk, Kaplan interjected with his own thoughts on the matter. “I’ve wondered about that,” the Judge told Bankman-Fried’s lawyer. “Your client could be looking at a very long sentence,” he added, remarking that Bankman-Fried is still relatively young at just 31 years old. “If things look bleak… if he had that opportunity, maybe he would seek to flee.”