Defense attorneys representing Sam “SBF” Bankman-Fried questioned the former FTX CEO in front of a jury for the first time as they prepared to rest their case.
According to reports from the New York courtroom on Oct. 27, Bankman-Fried denied defrauding FTX customers during his time leading the crypto exchange. The former CEO reportedly said he knew “basically nothing” about digital assets when launching crypto hedge fund Alameda Research.
“FTX declared bankruptcy,” said SBF in response to a question from his lawyer Mark Cohen. “A lot of people got hurt.”
This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.