A pregnant physician’s assistant, a train conductor and a retired investment banker are said to be among 12 individuals who will ultimately decide the fate of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
According to a report by Cointelegraph field correspondent Ana Paula Pereira, the 12 jurors were narrowed down from a list of 45 on October 4, the second day of the trial in Manhattan.
Each of the potential jurors was given one minute to introduce themselves by sharing their background, age, work, education, relationship history, and children.
Cointelegraph reporter Pereira noted that one potential juror said his wife worked for a law firm that had provided services to FTX in the past — though it’s not clear whether he was selected.
One potential juror was reportedly excused after it was revealed that she worked for a company that invests in FTX and Alameda Research. According to To Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press.
Then District Court Judge Louis A. Kaplan selected the jury with prosecutors and Bankman’s defense attorney Freed before the 12 jury members were revealed about 15 minutes later.
According to October 4 reports by Bloomberg and TechCrunch, the final list or jury shows that the panel will be dominated by women, and will include nine women and three men.
Ranging in age from their early 30s to late 60s, their careers span various industries, including health, finance, legal, IT and education. Five of them have university education. The full list of jurors is below:
- A man in his late sixties. He was An investment banker at a company called Salomon Brothers. He completed his MBA at Stanford University.
- The 59-year-old did not say what he does at work, but says his company is currently being sued. It is understood the man has served as a jury member in the past.
- A 61-year-old man works for the United States Postal Service. He has no wife or children and has served as a jury member in the past.
- A woman who is currently 39 years old He works as a physician’s assistant and was once a medical missionary in the Dominican Republic. She is 10 weeks pregnant and married to a web developer.
- A middle-aged woman, she once studied at Duke University and has experience working with non-profit organizations and managing fundraising.
- A 50-year-old woman works as a train driver. She is a mother of five children. Two of the five children were reportedly convicted of crimes.
- 65-year-old woman, retired corrections officer.
- The 33-year-old woman, a nurse in Westchester, New York, reportedly studied at the State University of New York, Binghamton.
- A 40-year-old woman, currently unemployed as a social worker, previously taught at Princeton and Columbia University.
- A woman works at a school in the Bronx, New York. She previously taught at the University of Buffalo and Syracuse University.
- A woman working in advertising. She has an 18-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.
- A 55-year-old woman, a special education teacher in Rockland, New York.
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After jury selection, prosecutors and defense made a 15-minute opening statement. Testimony was then heard from Mark Julliard – the Coke broker who lost about $80,000 to FTX – and Adam Yedediah – a former close friend of Bankman-Fried – before Judge Kaplan called it quits for the day.
Bankman-Fried’s criminal trial is expected to take place over six weeks. He faces seven fraud charges for his role as CEO in FTX’s shock collapse in November.
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