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U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan Appointed As New Judge in Sam Bankman-Fried's Case

Katie Lin

Summary: U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan has been assigned as the new judge in former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud case, according to reports by CoinDesk. Kaplan replaces U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, who withdrew herself from the case due to a potential conflict of interest arising from her husband, who is a partner at a ...

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan has been assigned as the new judge in former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud case, according to reports by CoinDesk.

Kaplan replaces U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, who withdrew herself from the case due to a potential conflict of interest arising from her husband, who is a partner at a law firm that advised FTX in 2021. 

Kaplan was appointed to the Manhattan federal court by President Bill Clinton in 1994. He has presided over Chevron’s appeal against an environmental case in 2014 and Prince Andrew's sexual-assault lawsuit in 2021.

Author: Katie Lin

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