Married Chinese man cons 39 women out of $78,000 in romance scam using photos of attractive S. Korean men
- A married Chinese man was sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison and fined 30,000 yuan (approximately $4,166) for scamming 39 women.
- He Gansheng, a 38-year-old who lived with his wife and children in Hubei province, received his sentence in April 2021.
- The man reportedly conned the victims out of 560,000 yuan (approximately $77,772) between 2016 to 2020 by using two pictures of attractive South Korean men to pose as a professional, such as a doctor or a lawyer.
- He was eventually arrested after his last victim, a 22-year-old woman, asked her relatives for help after she gave him all her savings. The woman later reported the incident to the police in May 2020.
A Chinese man who reportedly scammed dozens of women out of tens of thousands of dollars by posing as a professional and using pictures of attractive South Korean men has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
He Gansheng, a 38-year-old who lived with his wife and children in Hubei, was sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison. He was also fined 30,000 yuan (approximately $4,166) in April 2021, according to reports.
- Interpol granted South Korean prosecutors’ request to issue a red notice for Do Kwon, the South Korean co-founder of the defunct cryptocurrencies Luna and TerraUSD (UST), on Monday.
- South Korean authorities issued an arrest warrant on Kwon — born Kwon Do-hying — and five other individuals linked to the Terraform Labs cryptocurrencies on Sept. 14 for violating South Korea’s Capital Markets Act.
- The 31-year-old Stanford University graduate was reportedly living in Singapore when UST and Luna imploded in May.
- The Singapore Police Force (SPF) confirmed in a statement on Sept. 17 that Kwon was no longer in the city-state at the time of the prosecutors' request.
- “SPF will assist the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) within the ambit of our domestic legislation and international obligations. Do Kwon is currently not in Singapore,” the SPF said.
- Luna, the sister token of UST, fell from a $116 high to less than $0.0002 in April. Global investors reportedly lost an estimated $42 billion from the crash in May, prompting South Korean authorities to open a case against the incident.
A red notice has been issued for Do Kwon, the South Korean co-founder of the defunct cryptocurrencies Luna and TerraUSD (UST), effectively making him a wanted man among the 195 member countries of Interpol.
Prosecutors in Seoul told Bloomberg on Monday that the international police organization has issued a red notice for Kwon, who faces charges for the $60 billion meltdown of Terraform Labs’ Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies.
- Hikaru Morikawa, a 58-year-old man accused of being the ringleader of a “romance scam” that swindled 65 victims out of nearly 400 million yen (approximately $2.9 million) in total, has been arrested at the request of INTERPOL Tokyo.
- “The suspect was put before court and was remanded into lawful custody awaiting his removal from the country,” the Ghana Police Service announced in a tweet on Aug. 2. “The INTERPOL Unit of the Ghana Police Service is working with the Ghana Immigration Service, INTERPOL Tokyo and the Japanese Embassy in Ghana for his removal.”
- Morikawa was placed on INTERPOL’s international wanted list in August 2021, and his mug shot was publicly released in May.
- Police believe Morikawa has been living in Ghana since August 2018.
A Japanese man believed to be the ringleader of a notorious “romance scam” that swindled dozens of victims out of nearly 400 million yen (approximately $2.9 million) in total has been detained in Ghana.
The Ghana Police Service confirmed in a tweet on Aug. 2 that they have arrested Hikaru Morikawa, 58, upon the request of Interpol Tokyo. The arrest came after Morikawa’s passport was revoked by Japan.
Meng Hongwei, the Chinese Interpol president who vanished last month, is being detaid in his home country.
In a statement on Monday, the National Supervisory Commission (NSC) announced that the official is being investigated for bribery and other unspecified crimes, a day after the Interpol disclosed his resignation.
Interpol has officially issued an international arrest notice for Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the grandson of Chaleo Yoovidhya, founder of multi billion dollar energy drink manufacturer, Red Bull. Vorayuth is wanted for the hit-and-run incident in 2012 which resulted in the death of a traffic policeman.
According to Royal Thai Police spokesman, Colonel Krissana Pattanachareon, the international police network has already notified his department regarding the “Red Notice” that has been issued for the 32-year-old Red Bull heir, Independent reported.
Human rights groups and concerned individuals have raised some valid concerns against the election of a high ranking Chinese enforcement official as the new president of Interpol.
Meng Hongwei, who has been China’s Vice Minister of Public Security for more than a decade, was elected president of the powerful global police organization at a general assembly meeting in Indonesia on Thursday, according to the Interpol website.