Luckin Coffee has agreed to pay a $180 million penalty to settle accounting fraud charges brought by the US market regulator.
Luckin and its partners may receive more fines amid continuing investigations by regulators and investors at home and abroad.
Chinese beverage chain Luckin Coffee replaced founder and former chairman Charles Lu with its acting CEO, Guo Jinyi.
Last week, the state market regulator fined Luckin and the companies that assisted its sales fraud. New Chinese brands are attracting investor attention.
Charles Lu may still face a shareholder vote on to remove him as a director during an extraordinary general meeting to be held on Sunday.
Embattled coffee chain Luckin disclosed that it had received a second delisting notice from Nasdaq, less than a month after the first.
Luckin may be kicked off Nasdaq over fraud admission as board seeks to rein in shady listings. Delisting would put Luckin in the company of penny stocks.
The astounding fraud admission from beverage chain Luckin has put more US-listed Chinese companies in regulator and short-seller crosshairs.
Luckin confirms sales fraud, two months after doubts about the disclosure accuracy by the Chinese Starbucks rival.
While the CEO and COO take the fall, Luckin non-executive chairman and driving force behind CAR Inc., Lu Zhengyao, remains unscathed.