Liu Han, former board chairman of the Sichuan Hanlong Group, was accused of running a mafia style operation in order to make colossal amounts of money. The Group is involved with mining, real estate, electricity, energy and finance. Han was charged with several crimes including, “murder, financial crimes, operating casinos and gun-running, according to state news agency Xinhua.”
Recent blog posts have dealt with China’s recent crackdown on corruption. This is a case that is more severe than corruption and is very encouraging that China is also fighting crime to this extent as well. It will be interesting to see if this case serves as a deterrent to future violent mob-style bosses.