FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried urges lenient sentence

Sam Bankman-Fried leaves Manhattan federal court in February 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried was found guilty in November on seven counts of fraud and conspiracy. -AP

Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer has urged a judge to impose a lenient sentence for the FTX founder's conviction for stealing $US8 billion from customers of the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, arguing clients would get most of their money back.

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