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Sam Bankman-Fried to use flip phone, and no video games: U.S. DOJ

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried may face additional restrictions on his internet usage as part of his bail conditions. The United States Department of Justice has recommended a flip phone with no internet connectivity for the disgraced founder.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams made the filing. The calls for restrictions came days after suspicions arose that Bankman-Fried had attempted to contact witnesses, including former FTX employees, while on bail for charges of wire fraud and money laundering.

According to the court filing by the DOJ attorney, Sam Bankman-Fried’s laptop will be restricted to a list of approved websites, including news, sports, Wikipedia, and the U.S.

government. The proposal further restricted SBF’s use of video games and other smart devices that permit chat or voice communication.

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