Court up­holds life sen­tence for fraud

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Shan­dong High Peo­ple’s Court up­held on Fri­day the orig­i­nal judg­ment of a high­pro­file fraud case that re­sulted in the death of a stu­dent. The court over­turned an ap­peal by Chen Wen­hui, who had been sen­tenced in July to life im­pris­on­ment for fraud and pur­chas­ing per­sonal in­for­ma­tion. Six other peo­ple had been given prison terms rang­ing from three to 15 years. Three of them, in­clud­ing Chen, ap­pealed. The fraud grabbed pub­lic at­ten­tion when 18-year-old Xu Yuyu, a uni­ver­sity can­di­date, died of car­diac ar­rest af­ter be­ing cheated out of 9,900 yuan ($1,500) that she needed for her col­lege tu­ition.

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