Chinese Police Chief Fired For Online Gambling

Forestry police commander bet $170,000 he couldn't afford on international football matches

The chief of forestry police in China's Guangdong province has been removed from his post following revelations that he had wagered 1.05 million yuan ($170,000) in borrowed money on international football matches, using un-named online gambling websites.

Police chief Ling Ziqun borrowed the money to bet from a man named only as Deng, with the debt underwritten by another man named Zheng, the China Daily newspaper reports. When he could not repay the debt Deng took legal action to recover his money and the police chief's penchant for betting was exposed.

A local court ruled that the debt plus interest must be repaid, and that as guarantor Zheng must accept some of the responsibility. Some of his assets, including two properties and a car, were seized to affect this.

How Ling is to repay the debt following his dismissal is not covered in the report.

Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa

More news

here.

About the Author... Total Posts Written: 9,462
Casinomeister

Casinomeister

The man with the plan here at Casinomeister. Bryan Bailey has been running Casinomeister since its launch in June of 1998. He has watched the industry grow from its primeval stage to what it is now. The Meister has attended nearly 100 conferences in the past 20 years and has either been a speaker or a panel moderator for at least 60 events. He has always been an advocate of fairness and reason and is known to like German beer, a good Scotch, and astrophography.
bryan@casinomeister.com

See More Posts