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Binance founder Changpeng Zhao can’t leave the US while awaiting sentencing.

A judge ruled on Thursday that Zhao — who resides in the United Arab Emirates — must stay in the US ahead of his February 2024 trial, citing his “enormous wealth and property abroad” as well as a lack of ties to the US.

Zhao stepped down as CEO of Binance in November and pleaded guilty to breaking anti-money-laundering laws after a months-long investigation from the US government.