“The government has sought to turn Sam into some sort of villain, some sort of monster,” Cohen said. “It’s both wrong and unfair.”https://www.wired.com/live/sam-bankman-fried-sbf-ftx-trial-live-blog-verdict/
Judge Kaplan is at times grotesque and being fearful of him is justified. At the same time, we should be grateful he is guarding that wall. Someone has to do it. But it is more about him earning the opportunity to be there. He is as good as it gets. He and others like him are the best we have.
“This is not about complicated issues of cryptocurrency,” he said. “It’s about deception, it’s about lies, it’s about stealing, it’s about greed.”Same.
“He spent his customers’ money, and he lied to them about it.”Again.