xi's moments
Home | HK Macao Taiwan

Macao court sentences Suncity founder 18 years of jail over illegal gambling

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-01-18 17:26

MACAO - The founder of Macao's Suncity Group Alvin Chau Cheok Wa was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday over illegally operating gambling activities, running a mafia-style organization, and fraud, according to the Court of First Instance of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

Several other co-defendants in the case were also sentenced to years in prison.

According to the court ruling, Chau is also sentenced to pay the Macao SAR government 6.52 billion Hong Kong dollars (about $833.3 million) in civil compensation.

In November 2021, Macao police detained Chau and other suspects for being involved in illegally running gambling businesses or money laundering, and referred the case to procurators.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349