Sam Bankman-Fried Lawyers May Already Be Angling for an Appeal, Says Former Prosecutor
By André Beganski
October 9, 2023
Daniel C. Silva, a former assistant U.S. attorney and shareholder at Buchalter, suggested Kaplan’s patience could be wearing thin based on the judge’s remarks. Silva noted that aside from fairness, Kaplan’s job is to ensure that Bankman-Fried’s trial is as efficient as possible.
“You have to use your cross-examination time effectively,” Silva said, adding that Kaplan is “not going to allow [the defense] to waste the jury’s time by going over the same thing and just asking the witness to answer the same questions.”
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