Trial against Chinese Gamblers

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CaseThe case against Zheyun Ye disappeared a long time ago from the news but that will change in a few months time. On 13th September 2013, Paul Put, Zheyun Ye and thirty other defendants will stand trial at the criminal court in Brussels. The case dates back to 2006, but the chance that the Chinese Zheyun Ye will appear in court is small as the Chinese gambler is missing. That only now the case comes to the fore, has to do with the delayed court process and the previous processes surrounding the case.

Four defendants appealed against the decision of the Council Chamber. Paul Put went one step further. That cassation appeal was rejected, and now no further process stands in the way. The accused, 31 people and a business, are on trial for bribery, membership of a criminal organization, money laundering, extortion, forgery, financial and tax fraud and fraudulent insolvency.

The facts relate to events from 2004/05 and 2005/06. Ye tried to bribe several clubs in the Belgian first and second divisions when he was at them which he succeeded to do at Lierse SK, La Louvieroise and Verbroedering Geel.

The bribery came to light during the 2005-2006 season and was included in the Panorama documentary, 'How to Tackle the Mafia?' which aired at the start of February 2006. Ye himself has been missing since then, although there were reports in January 2012 that he had emerged in eastern China.
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