Updated bail terms for Sam Bankman-Fried: Here's what's new
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Updated bail terms for Sam Bankman-Fried: Here's what's new

written by John Murphy | March 30, 2023

Sam Bankman-Fried is facing criminal charges for multiple crimes he has been accused of under FTX collapse. The criminal charges are held against him by the United States Department of Justice.


  • The defense team of Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, and the prosecutors agreed upon certain bail terms.
  • The judge made it clear that in case of any violation, the house arrest may be revoked and SBF could be sent to jail,

As he awaits trial the prosecutors and his defense team agreed upon certain bail conditions. The specific details of Sam Bankman-Fried’s modified bail terms are not provided yet.

However, one can infer that these changes will affect the restrictions and requirements placed upon him while FTX CEO is out on bail. The modifications made will base on negotiations between his defense team and prosecutors.

Restricted internet access

The bail restriction is implied on Sam Bankman-Fried by the Justice Department of the United States. The FTX CEO must ensure compliance with those restrictions. While he awaits trial. Additionally, The restrictions are also social media related.

He may use a cellphone but without any internet access. Moreover, he will be able to make phone calls and send SMS messages on that phone, but will not be allowed to access the internet or any other communication devices.

Additionally, the use of laptops will also be restricted for CEO FTX. Where he will only be allowed to view pre-approved websites. Not only that his laptop will be completely monitored so that Bankman-Fried does not violate the terms of his bail, and the devices may be searched if there is a reasonable suspicion of a violation.

Bankman-Fried will be allowed to stay at his family home in Palo Alto, California. But his parents will have to agree to certain conditions, beforehand. Specifically, they must agree not to let Bankman-Fried access their personal devices and also agree that he does not bring any unauthorized device to the residence.

These conditions have reportedly been agreed upon by all parties involved.

Approval from Judges

The updated terms for Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail are still awaiting the Judge’s approval. So far, both parties including the defense teams and the prosecutors have agreed upon the terms. However, the judge who is overseeing this entire case, Lewis Kaplan, has yet to give his approval to allow CEO FTX to bail.

There are rumors that Bankman-Fried might face stricter bail terms in response to the allegations that he tried to influence the testimony of previous employees. As bail terms usually require defendants to limit their activities that might obstruct justice. In light of this, this may be considered a violation of the conditions of bail.

Judge Kaplan warned SBF that if they found any such evidence of a violation. Then his house arrest will be revoked and he could be sent to jail.