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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Dongguan's war on vice bad for business all round

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:42pm by Zhang Hong, He Huifeng

    ... downtown area. "There are hundreds of cosmetics and clothes shops here. All of us feel the same." Her shop used to be busy in the evenings and stays open until 10.30pm, but these days ... Vice war bad for business all round In downtown Dongguan, neon lights flash at night and billboards lure customers into the saunas and massage parlours. At first glance it appears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1431351/dongguans-war-vice-bad-business-all-round
  2. News - World - CRIME

    Suspected US hitman Jose Manuel Martinez admits up to 40 slayings

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Fresno, California Suspected US hitman admits 40 kills A suspected contract killer charged in California with killing nine people confessed that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said. Errek Jett, the district attorney in Lawrence county, Alabama, said on Wednesday that Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, told investigators he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474444/suspected-us-hitman-jose-manuel-martinez-admits-40-slayings
  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    HK$23m online shopping scam: pastor and husband arrested

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Clifford Lo

    ... to attend gala dinners or other events by the company and then lured into paying about US$1,300 as a membership fee to open an account," said the source. In return, they received 2,500 points ... for business. Officers arrested one woman, 53, a pastor, at her home in Ngau Tau Kok on Wednesday night. Her husband was arrested at his mother's home, also in Ngau Tau Kok. By Thursday night, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487446/hk23m-online-shopping-scam-pastor-and-husband-arrested
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong ‘milkshake murderer’ Nancy Kissel loses final bid to appeal

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... 2005, was found guilty of drugging her husband- a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch- with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament ... to gain up to US$18 million from the death of her wealthy husband, saying she planned to run away with a TV repairman with whom she admitted having an affair in the US. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495771/hong-kong-milkshake-murderer-nancy-kissel-loses-final-bid-appeal
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police 'chased low-level prosecutions rather than probe global drugs network involving triads'

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Bryan Harris

    ... since 2010, falling from 360 to 140 last year. "How could you ever think that Hong Kong- with the size of its economy, its peg to the US dollar and Macau on its doorstep- doesn't have ... of the syndicate are the top business people. It's no different from Jardine moving dope in the 19th century," said Purchas, referring to colonial merchant William Jardine's involvement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1490130/police-accused-missing-chance-catch-major-crime-bosses
  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Well-dressed thief does a runner … with two expensive watches

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 06:29pm by Clifford Lo

    ... "He strapped both watches on one wrist then ran out of the shop when no one was guarding the entry. Staff members gave chase immediately, but lost him in the busy shopping arcade." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1494445/well-dressed-thief-does-runner-two-expensive-watches
  7. News - World - CRIME

    Mystery of missing US$50m diamond

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Mystery over missing US$50m gem Swiss authorities are investigating the disappearance of a huge pink diamond estimated to be worth around US$50 million from a reputable storage firm. Prosecutors ordered a probe after a South African-Guinean diamond trader, Sylla Moussa, filed a complaint in September claiming the 50.66-carat pink diamond he had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461966/mystery-missing-us50m-diamond
  8. News - World - CRIME

    X-men films director Bryan Singer accused of raping teenaged boy in 1999

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:38am by GDN

    ... "This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue." Singer, whose new X-Men film Days of Future Past opens in the US next month, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486489/x-men-films-director-bryan-singer-accused-raping-teenaged-boy-1999
  9. News - China - CRIME

    Dongguan hotel owner stripped of his NPC seat amid sex-trade crackdown

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:58pm by Mimi Lau

    ... officials, including Yan Xiaokang, Dongguan's former deputy mayor and head of its public security bureau, were suspended or removed from office on suspicion of having protected businesses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482415/dongguan-hotel-owner-sex-trade-scandal-stripped-his-npc-seat
  10. News - China - CRIME

    Shanghai arrests 160 gang suspects involved in citywide health care scam

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:48pm by Reuters

    ... affordable, accessible health care is one of the key platforms of President Xi Jinping’s new government, with China’s health care bill set to hit US$1 trillion by 2020, according to a report from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482945/shanghai-arrests-160-gang-suspects-involved-citywide-health-care-scam

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