Sam Enzer, a partner at the law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel, told Laura that compelling evidence from Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle had increased the difficulty for the fallen FTX CEO to convince a jury of his innocence. Former FTX head engineer Nishad Singh said that he became suicidal after understanding the full magnitude of FTX’s misuse of customer funds, while ex-chief legal counsel Can Sun helped show how SBF allegedly lied to lawyers.


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Show highlights:

  • Sam (Enzer’s) thoughts on how the trial is going for the defense
  • what Nishad Singh’s emotional testimony revealed about SBF
  • how Singh felt “betrayed” by Bankman-Fried, who may have been a big brother figure to him
  • why the defense went much harder after Singh in its defense than it did the other members of the inner circle
  • whether the jury felt empathy with Singh about his suicidal feelings
  • what the rationale was behind the order of the witnesses
  • why Sam believes that the accounting professor Peter Easton’s testimony was “damning” for the defense
  • whether the testimony of former FTX general counsel proved that SBF lied to his own lawyers
  • why the communications between SBF and his lawyer, which are generally privileged, were divulged in court
  • why Sam believes that it’s likely that SBF will testify, although he would advise him not to


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