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Chinese Tycoon Sentenced To Death Over Casino, Brothel Business

24 January 2005

CHINA -- As reported by the China Daily: "An entertainment and property tycoon in China's southeast Fujian province has been sentenced to death for running a prostitution and gambling ring involving 50 government officials.

"Chen Kai has been sentenced at a court in Fuzhou, the city where he committed his crimes.

"The China Daily reports he was found to be the head of a 21-member gang that ran thinly-disguised casinos and brothels while bribing local government officials to look the other way.

"In what is considered the biggest case of collusion between gangsters and officials in Fuzhou, Chen eventually paid a total of $1 million to 50 different officials to protect his racket..."

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