BEIJING China (Xinhua) --
A Beijing court Thursday gave sentences
to 85 fraudsters in a cross-border telecom fraud case,
ranging from 21 months to 15 years in prison.
the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court, over 70
of the offenders were extradited from Kenya in April
2016, including 44 residents of Taiwan.
said the suspects had pretended to work for courier
services, health insurance bureaus, police and
procuratorate authorities, to falsely tell victims they
were suspected of crimes due to leaked personal
information, persuading them to transfer money or make
others do so from appointed accounts
fraudsters pleaded guilty to cheating 185 victims out of
a total of more than 29 million yuan (4.3 million U.S.