The FTX founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, who is awaiting trial in prison after losing his bail, will be able to meet with his lawyers more often, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
The order says that Bankman-Fried’s lawyers can visit him as much as they want during the legal hours at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), where he is being held.
The order also says that Bankman-Fried will have regular access to a computer at MDC to look at the evidence against him, and can ask for some of the materials to be copied onto hard drives for his convenience.
The judge also mentioned some other arrangements made by the New York prison authorities, but these were hidden in a letter from the prosecutors last week.
However, the judge did not agree to the defense’s requests to let Bankman-Fried out of prison for long meetings at his lawyers’ office in Manhattan, or to move him to a less secure prison in Putnam County, which is two hours away from New York City.