Written by Bella Dalima
23 May, 2014 | 6:23 pm
Liu Han, a Chinese tycoon believed to have links to China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang, has been sentenced to death.
A Hubei court has found Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei guilty of “organising and leading mafia-style crime and murder”, reports Xinhua.
The two men were among a group of 36 people charged with similar crimes.
Liu Han’s sentencing is believed to be part of a wider corruption crackdown linked to Zhou’s network.
The court verdict stated that, among other things, Liu Han and his group had “in an organised fashion obtained financial gains via illegal activities”.
They had also on multiple occasions “committed murder, harm and illegal detention”.
The verdict stated they relied on “the cover-ups and collusion of government employees” to illegally control gaming machines in Guanghan in Sichuan province.
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