No Delay for Sam Bankman-Fried: Judge Kaplan Upholds Sentencing Schedule

Key Takeaways

Judge Lewis Kaplan denies Sam Bankman-Fried’s request for a sentencing delay, maintaining the existing schedule;
Bankman-Fried’s lawyer, Mark Cohen, sought the delay for additional preparation time ahead of the presentencing interview and emphasized the need for a consolidated sentencing hearing;
The government’s decision on a second trial for separated charges remains uncertain, with potential implications for the sentencing process.

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