Homesick criminal suspect finally returns
Changning district procurators successfully persuaded a criminal suspect who had fled overseas to return China, turn himself in and confess his crime, reported thepaper.cn.
The suspect, surnamed Li, was the former manager of a local airplane ticketing business. After authorities began to investigate Li for embezzlement, he went on the lam in the US.
Once there, however, he could not receive a residency permit and failed to learn enough English to get around.
Li’s family in Shanghai, in conjunction with the procurators, begged him to return, baiting him with local gossip and talking about his favorite Shanghai foods to make him homesick.
After promising him a lenient punishment, Li eventually agreed to come home and fess up to his crime.