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In this week’s edition, my partner Teddy Schleifer and I were both on the scene in New York to attend and discuss the first week of the Sam Bankman-Fried trial—opening statements, surprising moments, and the defendant’s early struggles. Plus, should Michael Lewistestify?
On the Docket
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Eriq Gardner: Well, the Bankman-Fried trial is finally underway, and my most frequent thought as I’ve sat in the courtroom has been, Oh man, this all happened so damn quickly. I think I’ve got food in my refrigerator that’s older than many of the events being described in testimony. Remember, FTX was only founded in 2019; S.B.F. was arrested a little more than...
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