Federal prosecutors overseeing the case against Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX, have requested that the court impose stricter bail conditions on him.
They discovered that Bankman-Fried, also known as SBF, had been messaging the general counsel of FTX US via the messaging app Signal.
Signal is known for its focus on security and privacy, and is used by over 40 million people. Prosecutors claim that the messages sent to the general counsel of FTX US, who could potentially be a witness in the case against SBF, were “suggestive of an effort to influence a witness’ potential testimony.”
As a result, they are asking the judge to prevent SBF from communicating with former employees and to stop using Signal, as it would be contrary to the terms of his bail.
Reports also indicate that SBF has been receiving visitors, including author Michael Lewis who is writing a book about the crypto entrepreneur.