China Jails 20 in ‘Biggest-ever’ Internet Gambling Case: Report

Twenty people have been sentenced in China’s largest Internet gambling case. From AFP:

The Shanghai Putuo District People’s Court sentenced ringleader Qian Baochun, 41, to six years and ordered him to pay a fine of five million yuan (735,000 dollars, 567,000 euros) for establishing gambling websites, the Xinhua news agency said.

Nineteen other men were handed prison terms ranging from one to five years and fines of 20,000 yuan to one million yuan, according to the report.

“This is possibly the country’s biggest online gambling case,” court spokesman Zhang Minxian, was quoted as saying.

February 15, 2009 11:08 PM
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