Man stands trial for 400,000 yuan Beijing hukou scam

Updated 2017-12-15 11:02:12 Global Times

A man stood trial on Monday after he was accused of scamming a man out of 400,000 yuan (,532) with promises of a Beijing hukou, China National Radio reported.

Defendant Wang Bin (pseudonym) pleaded guilty to a Chaoyang district court to fraud charges in what was a eight-month ordeal.

The plantiff, Li Qiang of Hebei Province, told the court he had sought to acquire a Beijing hukou, or residence permit, for his daughter.

Li was introduced to Wang back in July 2016 through a friend as a man who 'gets things done', he told the court.

Saying he needed to pay back a debt, Wang agreed to pull strings and help Li, who paid a down payment of 400,000 yuan.

Wang finally fessed up to Li in March, and the intermediary who introduced them informed police of the fraud.

Wang now faces up to nine years, according to Chinese laws.

The court has yet to reach a verdict.

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