The proposed bail modifications would prevent SBF from participating in League of Legends.
Prosecutors are aiming to limit Sam Bankman-Fried's access to the internet and restrict his use of various devices.
Former FTX exchange CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, could soon be facing a ban on video games after United States prosecutors proposed changes to his bail conditions. This would mean that Bankman-Fried, a longtime League of Legends enthusiast, would no longer be able to engage in his favorite pastime. The proposed changes have yet to be approved by the court, though it appears that Bankman-Fried's gaming days may soon be coming to an end.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams is pushing for more stringent regulations to be placed on Bankman-Fried's electronic device usage, according to a letter sent on Feb. 15 to United States District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The request calls for additional restrictions to be placed on Bankman-Fried's electronic device usage, with Williams citing potential security risks as the cause for concern.
“There is now a record before the Court of a defendant who appears motivated to circumvent monitoring and find loopholes in existing bail conditions. The appropriate course, therefore, is broader restrictions on the defendant’s cellphone, tablet, computer, and internet usage, with limited exceptions.”
Prosecutors are pushing for strict limits to the internet access of Bankman-Fried, a prominent figure in the legal community. Under the proposed measures, Bankman-Fried would be prohibited from using cellphones, tablets, computers, or the internet, except for very limited uses such as reviewing pre-trial evidence, communicating with lawyers, and accessing emails. The restriction is intended to minimize the risk of Bankman-Fried tampering with evidence or communicating with others to interfere with the legal proceedings.
Here’s the list of proposed new bail restrictions that SBF is going completely ignore, without any real consequences https://t.co/cMVCdmRAj3— Sean Tuffy (@SMTuffy) February 15, 2023
Cryptocurrency mogul and CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried is no stranger to the world of gaming. According to sources close to the CEO, Bankman-Fried has used his downtime during recent fundraising rounds to hone his gaming skills with popular online titles like League of Legends. His involvement in the gaming world has further solidified his reputation as a tech-savvy entrepreneur with a passion for the gaming industry.
David Bankman-Fried, the renowned hedge fund manager, recently sat down for an interview with the New York Times on Nov. 13, where he revealed an interesting tidbit about his downtime. According to Bankman-Fried, he likes to unwind and clear his mind by playing some games. This is the first time he has publicly spoken about his gaming habits, which came as a surprise to some.
In a major shift to the way bail conditions are applied, Bankman-Fried, a prominent figure in the activity, is now prohibited from taking part. The decision follows the introduction of a new set of bail conditions, which are set to take effect immediately.
This month, the former CEO of a prominent company was barred from using encrypted messaging apps after he was discovered to have contacted potential witnesses in his on-going criminal case. The decision was made by a court of law, who stated that the usage of these apps could impede the case proceedings. The former CEO is now prohibited from using apps such as WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram, until his criminal case has resolved.
Members of the cryptocurrency community were left outraged after the bail terms of Bankman-Fried were revealed. Despite being charged with fraud and money laundering, the accused was allowed to remain in his parents' luxurious Californian home and had access to the internet and computers. To monitor his movements, Bankman-Fried was only required to wear an ankle bracelet. This leniency has been met with widespread condemnation from the crypto world.
SBF will be spending Christmas at home with his parents playing video games rather than locked up in a cell. What kind of justice is that?— Layah Heilpern (@LayahHeilpern) December 23, 2022