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Jail for Olympic ticketing fraudster
(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-11-30 11:34

Haidian district court has sentenced a man surnamed Chen to 15 years in jail with a fine of 20,000 yuan for an Olympic ticketing scam that took place last year.

The Beijing Times reported yesterday that a tour agency gave Chen 1.61 million yuan to buy 7,199 tickets for the Beijing Olympic Games. However, Chen spent all the money without buying a single ticket for the agency.

Chen claimed he could buy tickets but he disappeared with the money one month before the Games opened, the paper said.