A court in China has jailed 20 people in what has been deemed the largest Internet gambling case in the country.
Wired PR News.com – Twenty people were given jail time on Sunday in connection to an online gambling case in China. As reported by AFP, the Shanghai Putuo District People’s Court handed down several sentences for charges stemming from the establishment of Internet gaming websites, in what is regarded as the country’s largest case of this type ever to occur.
As noted by AFP, the person determined to be the ringleader of the crimes, 41 year old Qian Baochun, received six years jail time and was ordered to pay a five million yuan fine ($735,000). The other individuals sentenced received terms that ranged from one year to five years behind bars and fines of up to one million yuan.
Zhang Minxian, a court spokesperson, is quoted in the AFP report as stating, “This is possibly the country’s biggest online gambling case.”