FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried has requested a United States choose for long-release Adderall, saying he’s discovering it onerous to pay attention correctly throughout his felony trial.
In an Oct. 15 letter to New York District Decide Lewis Kaplan, Bankman-Fried’s legal professionals requested if Bankman-Fried may take a “12-hour extended-release 20mg dose of Adderall” earlier than he’s transported to trial on Oct. 16.
SBF’s lawyer requested the choose to get Sam extra adderall on Friday so he can focus.
They need prolonged launch so he does not lose focus throughout courtroom periods.
— NFTNick.eth (@allnick) October 16, 2023
The legal professionals added that Bankman-Fried’s lack of the prescribed stimulant throughout trial hours means he’s “not been in a position to focus on the degree he ordinarily would” and wouldn’t be capable of “meaningfully take part” in presenting his protection.
The previous FTX CEO has been “doing his greatest to stay centered in the course of the trial” regardless of his lack of remedy throughout trial hours, the letter added.
Even when Bankman-Fried takes the requested remedy, there’s “no method of figuring out at current whether or not the extended-release dose will probably be efficient,” his legal professionals mentioned.
They requested the courtroom cease the trial for in the future — on Tuesday, Oct. 17 — if Bankman-Fried was both unable to take the long-release dose or if the remedy didn’t work so they might “discover a answer that can work for the rest of [the] trial.”
Alternatively, the legal professionals requested that Decide Kaplan allow them to offer Bankman-Fried together with his prescription of Adderall on the District Courtroom in the course of the trial.
The legal professionals claimed they’d tried to unravel the problem with the Bureau of Prisons, however had not obtained a response to “quite a few emails and voice messages.”