U.S. prosecutors said in a Feb. 13 letter to Judge Lewis Kaplan that FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried used a virtual private network (VPN) on Jan. 29 and Feb. 12. to access the Internet.
Prosecutors said SBF’s use of VPNs raises concerns as the mechanism can hide online activities, transfer data and access the dark web. They added that some individuals are using VPNs to access foreign crypto exchanges that block US users.
However, the prosecutor Admitted that many individuals use the Service even for “harmless purposes”;
Prosecutors added that SBF’s lawyers have allayed concerns and the defendants have agreed not to use VPNs for the time being.
SBF Lawyers Answer
Meanwhile, SBF’s attorneys said its disgraced founder used a VPN to watch the National Football League (NFL) playoffs and Super Bowl only through an international subscription purchased while in the Bahamas. I was.
“On January 29, 2023, he attended the AFC and NFC Championship games and on February 12, the Super Bowl. not.”
lawyers too backed up The US government’s request to extend the submission of SBF bail conditions until February 17th.
SBF was recently banned from contacting FTX employees or using temporary messaging services such as Signal.
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