Chongqing charges six with using sex videos to blackmail officials

A court in Chongqing has charged six people with working together to blackmail government officials by recording videos of them having sex, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 5:01am 1 comment

Police uncover ring that 'blackmailed officials with fake sex photos'

Guangxi officials last year reportedly blurred their mug shots on government websites to prevent blackmailers from using them in fake sex photos.

When Guangxi officials last year reportedly blurred their mug shots on government websites to prevent blackmailers from using them in fake sex photos, internet users had a good laugh. But a recent police crackdown on extortion gangs in Hunan province proved these officials had prophetic vision.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:54pm

Zhejiang official arrested after being blackmailed over fake sex photo

Xuan Xiajin. Photo: SCMP pictures.

A Zhejiang official has been arrested for corruption and keeping mistresses after he paid a blackmailer 100,000 yuan (HK$124,000) for a forged sex photo, Zhejiang based Qiangjiang Evening News on Friday reported.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:22pm

Ex-convict goes back to jail for 4 years over blackmail

A freed rapist was sent back to jail yesterday for four years after trying to extort HK$6,000 from one of his former prison guards.

Debt collector Tam Chi-kin had sent threatening letters to Lung Sai-fan - who had apparently helped prove he had broken jail rules as an inmate 20 years earlier - prompting Lung to fear for the safety of his family.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

China Digest, December 24, 2012

A 27-year-old Beijing man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for blackmailing his female cousin by threatening to release a video of the pair having sex, Beijing Morning Post reports.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:05am

Wining and dining just another hard day at office in China

Hard labour? Dipping into a hot spring eight times a day can't be good for anyone, not just government officials. Photo: AFP

Despite all the perks of being powerful, life as a senior government official in China isn't always easy. A day in the office is stressful for many of these busy bureaucrats.

22 Dec 2012 - 10:08pm

Blackmail order may have been breached

The Department of Justice yesterday referred to police a case in which people were suspected of breaching a court order regarding the identity of an alleged blackmail victim.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Restricting the press should be a last resort

Freedom of the press is a critical, but qualified, right. There are legitimate occasions when the press knows better than to publicise information that is of little public interest but may cause great individual harm.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Property agent denies extortion

A female property agent who allegedly threatened a man, demanding HK$10,000 from him, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with two counts of blackmail. Money Leung Chin-chin, 22, pleaded not guilty to extortion. The offences were alleged to have taken place in a room at L'Hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View on January 2 last year and between January 25 and 30.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Secrecy required to combat blackmail

The sentencing of karaoke hostess Hui Wing to three years' jail for blackmailing a senior government official ended a case that held public interest, with evidence of love, infidelity and money involving people in high and low places. But it left unanswered the question of who the senior official is, because the courts ordered that his name not be published.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Maid jailed for video threat to employer

A Filipino maid was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in jail after she admitted having used compromising video footage to threaten her employer into paying her HK$50,000.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Businessman on trial for blackmail

A businessman is standing trial for allegedly blackmailing a nightclub public relations officer for HK$30,000 and threatening to post nude photos of her on the internet if she did not have sex with him. Chan Tak-kwong, 50, pleaded not guilty in the District Court yesterday to one count of using threats to procure an unlawful sexual act, a count of blackmail and two counts of theft.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Blackmailer jailed over threat to spike drinks

Reoffender gets 61/2 years after demanding $1m from firm

A blackmailer who threatened to inject a company's drinks with poison unless he was paid $1 million was jailed for 61/2 years yesterday.

Poon Kam-shing, 52, was caught in a police trap when he met an undercover agent acting as an employee of the firm to collect the money in Ma On Shan on January 27.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Man held after alleged blackmail cash collection

Police were last night questioning a man, 26, arrested on Saturday at the airport in a suspected blackmail case involving a 38-year-old woman.

19 Mar 2001 - 12:00am


The kidnapping is the latest in a string of similar crimes or blackmail attempts this year: November 25: Jewellery tycoon Tse Sui-luen, 61, receives a threatening letter. Anti-triad police are assigned to investigate but refuse to discuss details.

3 Dec 1998 - 12:00am