The attorney for Sam Bankman-Fried claims that winning the FTX fraud trial was "almost impossible": Report

The leader of Sam Bankman-Fried's legal team conceded that the former CEO's chances of winning the FTX fraud trial were stacked against him.

The attorney in charge of Sam Bankman-Fried's criminal defense recognized that the case was "almost impossible" to win from the start.

In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg, Stanford Law School professor David Mills describes how Bankman-Fried's refusal to heed his instructions, along with the damaging evidence of his former associates, put the FTX founder on the defensive.

Mills also urged that SBF's legal defense agree to the claims of witnesses and the state prosecution and try to persuade the presiding jury that Bankman-Fried meant to preserve the company from bankruptcy.

"I thought it was a really good story." But he can't tell the truth because all of these individuals are lying. You have five people who say one thing and one person who says another. "Well, you have no chance, zero," Mills responded.

The seasoned criminal lawyer, businessman, and academic also labeled Bankman-Fried as "the worst person I've ever seen do a cross-examination," as the former FTX CEO failed to deny multiple damning remarks that led to his conviction on all seven charges.

Mills also revealed that he volunteered to help Bankman-Fried's defense team at the request of the FTX CEO's parents. Mills is said to be good friends with Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried,

and he took up the case for free, citing his friendship and interest in criminal law as motivating factors.

Meanwhile, the conclusion of the case and the length of Bankman-Fried's incarceration may have been too close to home, as Mills conceded.

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