9News: Crown Resort employees jailed

Ross Greenwood: Nineteen Crown Casino employees were not only arrested, but also incarcerated from October last year, when Chinese authorities staged raids on Crown’s offices around China but particularly cantering on Shanghai.

The accusations were that the Crown Casino employees there had been offering services to Chinese gamblers, which is strictly illegal there.

They were offering incentives – including junkets, to come to Australia in private jets, and also luxury apartments here.

Plus big incentives in the terms of cash credits to come and gamble at the Australian casinos.

For the past eight months, those employees have remained in jail awaiting these charges.

They’ve pleaded guilty, and as a result, the sentences handed down will range between nine and ten months – which means some of the employees, will be free within four weeks or so.

Among them, Jason O’Connor, the head of crowns VIP operations – it was his job to get those high rollers from China into Australia.

Now, the nightmare is coming to an end.

Other links to Crown Casino and China

26-06-2017 9News: Crown failed to read the political climate in China

03-03-2017 9News: Casino operator Crown is cutting down on expenses

26-06-2017 9News: Crown failed to read the political climate in China

24-05-2017 China credit rating downgraded by Moodys

20-04-2017 China reports growth of 6.9% in the first quarter

28-03-2017 China-Australia Extradition Treaty – David Crowe

21-03-2017 China to expand e-commerce trade with Australia – Religare Capital Markets

10-03-2017 Money Minute – March 9 2017 China Slowing

03-03-2017 9News: Australia s oldest bedding company, AH Beard, finding incredible success in China

China reports growth of 6.9% in the first quarter

 

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