Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers appeal decision on bail, citing First Amendment issues By Cointelegraph

Lawyers representing Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF, have filed an appeal claiming the former FTX CEO’s bail was revoked “in retaliation for him exercising his First Amendment rights” and not witness tampering as alleged.

In an Aug. 25 filing in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, SBF’s legal team filed a motion seeking to have him released before his October trial. According to his lawyers, Judge Lewis Kaplan revoking SBF’s bail on Aug. 11 was “improper,” claiming his actions of speaking to the press and releasing information about former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison were part of his First Amendment rights.