From Shanghai Daily:
Police have arrested a man they say allegedly tried to extort Shanghai government officials by pretending to be an investigator looking into the city’s pension fund scandal, a Hebei Province newspaper reported yesterday.
The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Li Hailing, sent blackmail letters to more than 100 Shanghai government officials, claiming he worked for the Communist Party’s Commission for Discipline Inspection, the paper reported, citing police in the northern province. Li allegedly wrote that he knew the letter recipients were involved with former Shanghai Party Secretary Chen Liangyu and demanded money from them, the newspaper said. [Full Text]