A federal judge has sided with the United States Department of Justice in motions aimed at precluding the testimony of 7 witnesses on behalf of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF.

In a Sept. 21 filing with U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Lewis Kaplan granted in limine motions from prosecutors which would bar certain witnesses from testifying in SBF’s criminal trial. Kaplan provided different legal grounds for granting the DoJ’s motions against certain witnesses, which included the proposed testimony being “not at all clear”, irrelevant to the trial, or would otherwise seemingly obfuscate the facts of the case for the jury.