• Former Binance.US CEO Catherine Coley has hired a lawyer with CFTC ties to represent her in the Binance lawsuit.
• The CFTC recently sued Binance and its CEO for operating an illegal exchange in the US.
• Recent revelations could sound alarm bells in Binance amid its ongoing legal troubles.
CFTC Lawsuit Against Binance
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently charged Binance and its founder Changpeng Zhao for operating an „illegal“ exchange in the US. The lawsuit alleges that Binance sought to profit from trading without registering with the agency or complying with anti-money laundering laws.
Binance.US CEO Hires Lawyer
Catherine Coley, the former Binance.US CEO, has hired James McDonald, a former federal prosecutor at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to represent her in the U.S. government’s investigations into Binance. It remains unclear whether Coley has cooperated with the investigation or not, but reports indicate that the government sought records of all her communication involving Binance and Binance.US.
Impact on Centralized Exchanges
The outcome of this lawsuit could significantly impact how centralized exchanges go about their business in the future and what kind of regulations they will have to abide by in order to remain legal entities in the US market.
Justin Sun’s Loss of Diplomatic Immunity
Justin Sun lost diplomatic immunity after being named Ambassador to Grenada due to his alleged involvement in shady activities related to FTX trading platform collapse and subsequent legal battle between former executives and FTX’s ex-CEO – Caroline Elison..
This ongoing legal battle is likely going to have far reaching implications for crypto exchanges operating within US borders as well as traders who conduct their transactions through these platforms as they could face stricter regulations moving forward if found guilty by CFTC court ruling