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Fugitive Guo swindled by fraudsters
    2017-July-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHINA’S most-wanted fugitive Guo Wengui was cheated out of 20 million yuan (US$2.94 million) by two fraudsters, with one pretending to be a relative of senior officials and posing as a senior military officer, according to Chinese police.

The other one used a shell company for scamming, police said.

The two suspects, Zhao Lixin and Ge Changzhong, were detained by police for fraud in June. Song Jun, the intermediary between Guo and the two men, was also arrested in June, in a separate case involving suspected personal information infringement.

Guo, the actual controlling shareholder of Beijing Pangu Investment and Beijing Zenith Holdings, fled China under suspicion of multiple crimes in August 2014 and is currently listed under an Interpol “red notice” for wanted fugitives.

Zhao, 50, was living in Shenzhen when he was contacted by Song, who formerly worked in civil aviation, in May 2015.

After claiming to have a connection with senior officials, Zhao was offered 20 million yuan in exchange for helping to free one of Guo’s secretaries, surnamed Yang, who had been placed under residential surveillance.

Zhao could not resist such temptation and accepted the offer, along with Ge, vice president of Zhongzhixiaokang Investment and Management, a shell company without any real business operation, according to police.

Representing Guo, Song first met Zhao and Ge in May 2016 in Shenzhen. Song was assured that Zhao was a senior military officer by the meeting in Shenzhen.

According to police, Song said: “The true intention of Guo is to find people to help him reach high-level officials to look into the possibility of his return to China. The request to release the secretary will test Zhao’s connection with senior officials.”

By coincidence, Yang was freed on bail after her residential surveillance came to an end May 18, 2016. Guo mistakenly thought that Zhao and Ge had organized the release.

Guo transferred 6 million yuan and 14 million yuan to the accounts of Zhongzhixiaokang and Hong Kong Wansui group, respectively, as per Ge’s request.

In June 2016, Ge flew to London to meet Guo.

“Guo kept asking me about Zhao, such as his connection with senior officials... When I said I was not familiar with Zhao’s background, he burst into fury,” Ge told police. “Guo realized that we could not help him return home.”  (Xinhua)

 

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