Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Investigated NT227 Million Luxury goods Scam, Two Detained and Two Released On Bail
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Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Investigated NT227 Million Luxury goods Scam, Two Detained and Two Released On Bail.
Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office Anti-Corruption Unit director prosecutor Song and prosecutor Hsu commanded Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau(MJIB) Southern Region Office to Investigate the case of fraudulent company,Heng Yao international boutique LTD.. At about 7:00 a.m.on April 27,2022, the task force successively searched 6 places in Kaohsiung and Tainan with warrant,seizing seravel laptops, tablets, mobile phones,colored diamonds, rings etc.., 9 defendants including the defendant surnamed Lin were summoned. After being interrogated by the prosecutor, 3 defendants surnamed Lin(the person in charge of the company), Zeng(chief director of the company) and Yang(special assistant of the company) were identified as being involved in banking law、aggravated fraud and money laundering control act, with serious criminal suspicions, and the reasons and necessity for detention, and the defendant surnamed Lin, Zeng successively applied to the court for detention. Forbidden to see was approved; the defendant surnamed Yang released on bail for NT$80000. the other defendants including the defendant surnamed Huang released on bail for NT$50000.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the defendants surnamed Lin established Heng Yao international boutique LTD.,for illegal fundraising activities, the defendant surnamed Zeng was the chief director responsible for personnel and education training and other businesses, the defendant surnamed Huang and Yang were figurehead、special assistant of the director respectively,
the other defendants were employees of the company. from October 2016 to October 2021, In the name of Heng Yao international boutique LTD.,the suspects lured the victims to become VIP members of Heng Yao international boutique LTD.,claiming that VIP members can get 20% off the price of diamonds,but kept by Heng Yao international boutique LTD.. The VIP membership period is 3 years, each investment unit is NT$100000, and they issue gift coupons according to the investment unit every month.The gift coupons can be exchanged for equivalent products or cash, and maximum of 18% interests for revenue annually. To convinced the investors, Heng Yao international boutique LTD. also guaranteed to repurchase diamonds from investors at the original price afterwards as repayment. It is estimated that the illegal gains reach NT$227 Million out of their victims, received by the defendant surnamed Lin .The detailed amount is still under investigation.