Nhà sáng lập Binance nhận tội vi phạm các quy định về chống rửa tiền

Changpeng Zhao sẽ nộp phạt 50 triệu đô la và từ chức ceo của công ty do ông sáng lập, đòn giáng mới nhất vào thế giới tiền mã hóa kể từ khi FTX sụp đổ năm ngoái...

Changpeng Zhao, the founder (nhà sáng lập) of Binance, the largest cryptocurrency (tiền mã hóa) exchange (sàn giao dịch) in the world, pleaded guilty to money laundering (rửa tiền) violations, a stunning blow (đòn choáng váng) to the most powerful and influential (có ảnh hưởng) figure in the global crypto industry.

Binance itself also pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in fines and restitution to the government, according to federal authorities. Under the agreement, Binance also reached settlements (dàn xếp) with the Treasury Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which have also been investigating (điều tra) the company.

As part of his guilty plea (lời biện hộ), Mr. Zhao agreed to pay a $50 million fine and will also step down from his role as chief executive of the company. The government is seeking an 18-month prison sentence (bản án) for Mr. Zhao, the maximum suggested under federal guidelines, according to senior Justice Department officials.

Binance, as part of its own plea deal with federal prosecutors (công tố viên liên bang), will accept the appointment of a government monitor (giám sát) to oversee (giám sát) the business. Mr. Zhao is barred from any involvement in Binance until three years after the monitor is appointed.

... “The message here should be clear,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. “Using new technology to break the law does not make you a disruptor, it makes you a criminal (tội phạm).”

... The financial penalty in Binance’s settlement is one of the largest ever imposed (áp đặt) by the U.S. government. It’s close to the roughly $5 billion that Goldman Sachs paid to authorities in the United States and around the world in 2020 to resolve foreign bribery (hối lộ) charges arising from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal. But it falls short of the $8.9 billion BNP Paribas paid federal prosecutors in 2014 for violating U.S. sanctions rules.

source: nytimes,

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