China Angrily Executed One Of The Richest Criminals In The World

February 13, 2015 4:51 pm
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Liu Han was arrested last year along with 35 associates in what the
state-run agency described as the largest criminal gang prosecution
in the history of mainland . The organization profited off
everything from illegal arms sales, drug running, murder-for-hire,
bribery, espionage, stock manipulation, running illegal casinos, and
loansharking.

According to the South China Morning Post, the
organization generated over $7 billion worth of illegal
profits during its reign. When he was arrested, police discovered a
cache of 20 guns, three hand grenades, 100 knives, 2,100 shotgun
cartridges, and more than 600 bullets in his mansion.

As the gang’s ringleader, Liu Han earned an enormous illicit fortune
and was widely considered one of the richest criminals in the world. In
2012, a Chinese anti-corruption organization estimated his personal net
worth to be at least $700 million. In 2012, he ranked #148 on a Forbes list of therichest people in China.
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China isn’t the only country that doesn’t hesitate to execute someone
just because he or she happens to be very wealthy. Last May, Iran
executed a businessman named Mahafarid Amir Khosravi who just three
years earlier was Iran’s richest citizen with a net worth north of $1 billion.
Meanwhile in America, most millionaire and billionaire criminals are
basically above the law. I guess that’s a good thing if you’re hoping to
be super wealthy someday. And considering the fact that you’re reading
this website, that’s probably a fair assumption! But hopefully when you
do become a billionaire and are immune from the law, you will use your
powers for good (and invite me over for mansion parties).

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