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67 Chinese Citizens Facing Trial For Illegal Gambling Ring

67 people in China's Guangdong Province are facing trial for their role in helping operate an illegal online gambling ring that generated 484 billion Yuan in bets.

The ring allegedly focused on football betting, and used offshore based betting websites to facilitate the action.

Prosecutors claim that the crime ring was run like a pyramid scheme, and the higher up associates still have not been brought to justice.

Commenting on the case, Senior Prosecutor Li Fan said, "In many previous cases, we only seized those at the lowest level. This time, the suspects come from all tiers. We are trying to recover their illegal earnings, and end their money laundering operation, to make it harder for them to continue their illegal business after they have finished their prison terms. Otherwise, they can easily rent a new server or just change the names of the websites."

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