Sam Bankman-Fried's family, family among potential witnesses

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Sam Bankman-Fried's family, family among potential witnesses

On one of the two days of Sam Bankman-Fried's trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Sassoon rattled off a lengthy list of potential witnesses who might be called to testify for either the government or the defense.

The list, which was compiled jointly by both sides, was released during the afternoon session and included Bankman-Fried's brother, Gabe, as well his parents, Allan Joseph Bankman and his wife, Barbara Fried.

Several former FTX executives and employees were also included on the list of potential witnesses.

The former chief executive of Alameda Research and FTX co-founder Wang, both of whom have pleaded guilty to multiple charges, have been cooperating with the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan for months.

The witness stand included various venture funds and crypto-focused companies like Genesis, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ontario Teachers Pension Fund, Third Point, Signature Bank, and Voyager Digital. Many of these businesses were damaged or wiped out by the collapse in cryptocurrency prices, triggered in part by FTX's implosion.

Jurors were also asked if anybody had watched the recent 60 Minutes interview with author Michael Lewis, who has been extensively documenting Bankman-Fried's activities for a profile book about FTX being released this week. Many of them raised their hands.