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Girl serves more than tea to blackmail 22 officials

(People's Daily Online) Updated: 2015-07-03 09:47

Discipline Inspection Commission announced it has investigated and penalized three officials, who were involved in a sex scandal in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian province.

The case originated from Fuzhou Public Security Bureau's investigation into a blackmail case in October, 2014. One tea shop owner in Fuzhou used a young "tea girl" to seduce local officials, filmed their misconduct by a hidden camera, and extorted 200,000 yuan (around $32,000) from each of the officials for the videos. One official refused to pay the ransom, claiming that he was single after divorce and was justifiably in a relationship with the "tea girl", and reported to the police for extortion.

The whole investigation involved a total of 22 local officials. So far 6 of them have been investigated and punished. Fuzhou police have detained the “tea girl” and her conspirators in October, 2014.

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