Man aged 98 on trial for fraud


A 98 year old named Zhou Zhiping on February 3 attended Beijing’s Criminal Court for fraud charges. Zhou allegedly fed information to a guy named Chen that he was an ex-high ranking official and still had links to state leaders. Zhou and two younger guys(both 50+ :)) said they were going to unfreeze some ‘national funds’, and that if Chen funded them he would later be rewarded.

Chen gave the three of them 749,000 yuan from April 2007 to June 2008 before realizing he had been conned. If Zhou is convicted for fraud – which China being China is almost guaranteed, he faces ten years in jail. So by the ripe old age of 108 he’ll be a free man once more!

Click here to read the full story.

Of course you must remember to take everything you read from China Daily with two grains of salt – it is a government run(cough propaganda) newspaper afterall.


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