- There are rumors that Zhao Changpeng may be in Dubai.
- The Binance CEO’s base of operations is unknown.
- The SEC is seeking permission from the court to provide services to CZ’s attorneys on his behalf.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking “alternative services” from a federal district court in Washington, D.C., following a court subpoena against Binance CEO Zhao Changpeng.
The SEC recently filed a lawsuit against Zhao and Binance for alleged unregistered securities business.
SEC Requests Federal District Court in Washington DC
SEC requested alternative service case document It was filed in the district court on June 7. The stock exchange justifies its blatant position that typical service, which requires the presence and signature of the recipient, may be difficult in this situation.
Additionally, the SEC is asking the court to order Zhao and Binance to immediately make “sworn accounts,” or formal disclosure of their financial data.
The complaint alleges that the SEC has been unable to determine the full extent of defendants’ assets, the exact location of investor funds, or the condition or location of other assets that may be used to satisfy monetary judgments against defendants. .
The SEC once again cite logistical issues as a mitigation measure. According to the filing, BAM Trading’s “failure to provide accurate information” regarding Mr. Zhao’s whereabouts and the company’s “overseas location” is the reason for the request for sworn accounting.
Physical attendance of Mr. Zhao Changpeng’s subpoena
Despite the perceived difficulty of serving Mr. Cho, the CEO probably won’t have to legally appear in court just to respond to a subpoena. However, courts usually require some form of service even if the defendant is not required to appear.
Admitted this, Changpeng Zhao tweeted say:
“I was told this was just part of the SEC’s complaints process. Nothing new. I was also told I didn’t have to appear in person.
The whereabouts of the Chinese-born, Canadian-born Binance CEO remain unknown, but Binance spokesman Dewey Mustajab said on March 28 that he splits his working hours between France and Dubai.