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Shanghai Property Tycoon Appeals Graft Verdict – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily: Former Shanghai property tycoon Zhou Zhengyi on Monday lodged an appeal against his conviction for graft that resulted in a 16-year prison term. Zhou, in his appeal, requested the Shanghai Municipal Higher People’s Court disaffirm “some wrong judgements” reached by a lower local court on November 30, a spokesman with […]

Shanghai Tycoon Zhou Jailed for 16 Years for Bribery – John Liu

From Bloomberg: Zhou Zhengyi, the Shanghai property tycoon once ranked China’s 11th-richest man, was jailed for 16 years after being convicted of bribery and forging tax receipts. The Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Zhou today, his lawyer Xu Lanting said, declining further comment. He was also fined 3.35 million yuan ($454,000), Caijing magazine […]

Shanghai Real Estate Tycoon On Trial For Alleged Tax, Bribery Offenses – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune: A Shanghai real estate tycoon who served a three-year prison term after a stock market scandal is on trial for alleged bribery and tax offenses, a state-run magazine reported Wednesday. Zhou Zhengyi was detained a year ago amid a probe of government misconduct that brought down the Shanghai Communist […]

Chinese Property Tycoon Zhou Zhengyi Faces New Charges – People’s Daily Online

From People’s Daily Online: The Shanghai Municipal People’s Procuratorate has charged property tycoon Zhou Zhengyi with misappropriation of funds, bribery and forging VAT receipts, a procuratorate source said on Friday. Zhou, former president of Shanghai-based property firm Nongkai Development Group, was released from prison in May 2006 after completing a three-year sentence for fraud and […]

Zhou’s Arrest Linked to Pension Fund Scandal – Winny Wang

From Shanghai Daily: Shanghai property tycoon Zhou Zhengyi was arrested on Sunday after prosecutors found evidence linking him to the pension fund scandal, Shanghai People’s Procuratorate said yesterday. Prosecutors discovered that Zhou was suspect of bribery and falsification of value-added tax invoices during their investigation into the city’s pension fund scandal, the Procuratorate said. Zhou […]

Chinese Tycoon Arrested over Tax

From BBC News: A Chinese property tycoon has been arrested on charges of bribery and forging tax receipts in a new corruption crackdown. Zhou Zhengyi was once named China’s 11th richest man with an estimated fortune of more than $300m. Zhou was released from prison in May last year after serving a three-year sentence for […]

Chinese Officials Confirm Re-Arrest of Shanghai Tycoon – James Areddy

From The Wall Street Journal: Chinese officials confirmed that they have re-arrested a Shanghai tycoon first jailed in 2003, making him the latest prominent figure in China’s commercial capital to fall amid a corruption probe involving the city’s pension system. Zhou Zhengyi, once one of China’s wealthiest people, was arrested in November “to investigate some […]

Former Shanghai Tycoon Zhou Zhengyi Arrested Again

Zhou Zhengyi, a former Shanghai property tycoon who just completed a three-year sentence in May, is under house arrest in Shanghai, Hong Kong magazine Ya Zhou Zhou Kan said. Zhou had been managing to obtain visas to southern American countries, the magazine said. Zhou almost made his way to south America before he was detained […]

Shanghai tycoon freed from jail – China Daily

From China Daily (link) China has released Shanghai property tycoon Zhou Zhengyi on Friday after he completed a three-year sentence for stock market fraud and falsifying documents, Xinhua news agency said. Zhou, once named China’s 11th richest man with an estimated personal fortune of 320 million U.S. dollars, was detained in May 2003 after an […]

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