Dongguan Hotel Tycoon and Sex Industry Kingpin Under InvestigationPosted: 01/20/2015 11:30 am
A Dongguan hotel tycoon, Liu Boquan, made a name for himself in 2010 after he used his private helicopter and speed boat to help local police chase down purse-snatchers. According to the Dongguan Times, Liu was awarded RMB 40,000 by the provincial and local governments for his heroic deed. But those were the good days, now the intrepid Samaritan has been stripped of his CPPCC membership and is currently under police investigation, China News reports.
The report did not specify what he has been charged with, but Liu, chairperson of several Dongguan four and five-star hotels, took a big hit during Dongguan’s anti-prostitution campaign when several of his hotels were caught offering sex services.
In one case, approximately 30 sex workers at Liu’s Huimei Tianlun Hotel went after the tycoon for outstanding salaries after the hotel was shut down in a police raid.
Ironically, Liu’s last public statement prior to his arrest included a pledge to always follow and obey the Party’s orders, Nandu reported.
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