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China jails 67 people for involvement in mafia-style gang

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NewsHubBEIJING: A court in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui has handed out sentences of up to 20 years in jail for 67 people involved in a mafia-style gang that engaged in gambling, extortion and violence, state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.
The leader of the gang, 37-year-old Xing Zhaogang, was released from jail in 2012 after serving time for violent assault, but then returned to a life of crime and became a “gambling lord” in Anhui, Xinhua said, citing the court.
Between October 2014 and April 2015, Xing’s gang made 20 million yuan (US$2.9 million) in profits from their underground gambling operation, and beat up and threatened those seen as rivals, the report added.

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