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

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

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

Nineteen other men were handed 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.

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