65 sentenced for telecom fraud in northwest China
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
YINCHUAN, April 17 (Xinhua) -- A court in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on Monday sentenced 65 people for telecom fraud.
The leader, surnamed Li, received 14 years in prison and a fine of 100,000 yuan (16,000 U.S. dollars), while the other 64 were given sentences of up to 12 years in prison, according to Yuanzhou District People's Court in the city of Guyuan.
Another four people stood trial but were not given prison sentences as their crimes were deemed minor, the court said.