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  1. Crime-buster given a suspended death sentence for graft

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Zheng Shaodong, formerly the mainland's top economic crime-buster, was given a suspended death sentence yesterday for accepting bribes and abusing his authority, Xinhua ... offences very serious, the court said. It suspended his death sentence because he confessed his crimes and returned all the money and goods he gained illicitly. Suspended death sentences ...

  2. Online posts of crime boss' torture deleted

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Written accounts of a daunting expose of police torture used on Chongqing crime boss Fan Qihang were swiftly deleted from the internet yesterday, and the municipal deputy ... on Tuesday evening secretly taped recordings and transcripts of his meetings with Fan in a detention centre, revealing details of different methods of torture repeatedly used on the alleged crime ...

  3. True crime

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... organisation. Another was that Notarbartolo returned to the scene of the crime to tie up loose ends. He was arrested, as were some of his accomplices. They have done their time- but the spoils remain unaccounted for. All of this leads to one single, irrevocable conclusion: who was it who said crime doesn't pay? ...

  4. Chongqing justice chief held in drive against rampant triad crime

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The top justice official of triad-plagued Chongqing municipality has been detained and put under investigation for alleged links with organised crime gangs, China News Service ... Chongqing's police force came months after the municipality's party boss Bo Xilai declared war on rampant organised crime gangs in the booming central municipality, home to more than 30 million ...

  5. Sleepless nights for police as crime crusade takes its toll

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Chongqing and Ng Tze-wei Chongqing's police officers are facing the most severe test of their careers as the municipality charges ahead with a crusade against organised crime - in which members of the police force are as much the target of investigations as triad members. More than 1,500 people have been arrested so far since the crackdown began in June. ...

  6. Dissident faces up to 15 years' jail for 'serious' crime, lawyer says

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Liu Xiaobo, one of the mainland's most prominent dissidents, faces a maximum jail term of 15 years, with police considering his alleged crime 'particularly ... 'The report said his crime was particularly serious,' Mo said yesterday, which was International Human Rights Day. Other cases similarly labelled had attracted jail terms of between five ...

  7. Officer linked to organised crime dies in detention

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A former Chongqing deputy police chief being investigated for links with organised crime gangs has died during detention, while another senior officer attempted suicide. Peng ... centres are full and authorities plan to build a new one. Graft dragnet A quarter of Chongqing's police officers have been mobilised in the crackdown on organised crime The number of arrests ...

  8. How crime-busters reined in justice chief

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of disappearing themselves. Welcome to Chongqing as it surveys the damage from its biggest battle against organised crime. Since June more than 1,500 people have been arrested, including 67 gang bosses, ... many of whom were also crime bosses. Since former Liaoning party chief and Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai took the reins in Chonqging in 2007, fighting crime has been a top priority. In June ...

  9. Executions mount as court seeks to curb rising drug-related crimes

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Six drug traffickers were executed yesterday as the Supreme People's Court sought to show its determination to curb the growing number of drug-related crimes. The court did ... in a high-profile press conference ahead of today's International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. 'Severely punishing the crime of drug trafficking has always been the stance ...

  10. Big names stuck in corporate crime web

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Little was known of Wong Kwong-yu's rags-to-riches path until a continuing investigation by mainland authorities uncovered a complex maze of suspected economic crimes ... of corporate executives and government officials, including the country's top crime-buster, fall from grace. Chu Mang-yee, the chairman of Hong Kong-listed property developer Hopson Development ...




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