|The BBC reports that the police have rescued and apprehended, and the prosecutors are to prosecute, a local man, Gong Xuefei, for fleecing gamblers of hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling them “genuine” insider information on the English and Italian football leagues. |
Xuefei, 28, a website designer, first got the attention of the police when an angry mob made up of his victims laid siege to his apartment, in an effort to get their “subscription fees” returned. Collectively they had lost a quarter of a million dollars, prosecutors say. Xuefei might have lost his life, but he stands now to lose some time.