SBF Lawyers Say He Needs Adderall, Hinting That He Might Testify
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After two weeks watching his closest friends detail the collapse of his FTX crypto exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers brought up the possibility of their client testifying in his own trial.
Complaining to Judge Lewis Kaplan late Sunday about the lack of access to Adderall in jail, they argued that Bankman-Fried wouldn’t be able to “meaningfully participate” in the trial because he hadn’t been receiving his full dose of Adderall, which he’s prescribed to treat his ADHD and depression. It’s an issue that has been raised continually since Bankman-Fried was ordered jailed in August.