More details on Crown Resorts sentencing

News on 27 Jun 2017

More details have emerged on the sentences handed down to Crown Resorts employees by the Baoshan District Court in Shanghai on Monday (see previous reports).

Nineteen Australian and Chinese Crown Resorts employees, detained in October 2016, were charged with promoting and facilitating illegal gambling by Chinese authorities.

Eleven of those were sentenced to nine months in prison and five to 10 months, Crown Resorts said. The sixteen were also fined a total of 8.62 million Yuan (GBP 992,000), which Crown Resorts will cover ex-gratia.

In addition, the court fined Crown Resorts executive Australian Jason O’Connor 2 million Yuan (GBP 230,000), sentenced him to 10-months in jail and ordered his deportation.

Crown Resorts marketing employees Jenny Pan and Jerry Xuan were fined 400,000 Yuan (GBP 46,000) and 200,000 Yuan (GBP 23,000) respectively. Both dual Australian-Chinese nationals received a nine-month jail term.

“Crown remains respectful of the sovereign jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China and does not intend to comment further at this time,” the company said in a press statement.

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