The Court of First Instance sentenced Levu Chan, Macau’s second most powerful forced labor boss, to 14 years in prison. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
When Macau authorities arrested Alvin Chau in November 2021, it left Tak Chun Lifu Group Chairman Chan Wing Lien as the most powerful boss in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) until his arrest late last year.
Now, however, Chan will spend the next 14 years in prison, after the lower court sentenced him on Friday. In January, courts found Chow guilty of more than 100 counts and sentenced him to 18 years in prison.
Chan’s minimum prison term reflects 34 convictions, which included money laundering, fraud, criminal association, and mastermind of a multi-billion dollar illegal gambling ring.
Involved in illegal activities totaling S$6 billion (US$4.5 billion)
According to the Hong Kong standardChan, who is married to Taiwanese actress Adi Ann, was involved in illegal activities totaling S$6 billion (US$4.5 billion). of which 267 million Singapore dollars (200 million US dollars)).
With China’s anti-corruption campaign showing no sign of letting up, the Macau government recently published new regulations for the gambling industry. What may worry the likes of Wynn Macau and Sands China is that rolling franchises are subject to increased government oversight.