King and Capital Defend Accused Ring Leader in Criminal Syndicate Case
The indictment of the People’s Procuratorate of Liaoning accused that from 1995 to 2000, the defendant Liu Yong partnered with other defendants to form and operate a criminal syndicate based on the Shenyang Jiayang (Baijia) Group. In his role as the leader of the syndicate, the following crimes were committed: intentional injury, robbery, extortion, illegal possession of guns and ammunition, disrupting public service, illegal business operations, tax evasion and bribery.
The defendant Liu Yong was sentenced to death which was commuted to a death sentence with a two-year suspension of execution after a trial in the Superior People's Court of Liaoning Province. The Supreme People's Court retried the case and Liu Yong was again sentenced to death with immediate execution.
This turned out to be a very complex case for King and Capital lawyers given the 10 year span of the alleged criminal activities, lack of access and confidential meetings with defendants while incarcerated, extracting confessions by torture contributing to the divergent nature of fact and filed documents.
At that time, the Liu Yong Case caused great repercussions in society as a good deal of the facts was distorted with media stories and rumors differing wildly from the truth. In view of this, King and Capital was under a lot of pressure from the authority. Twelve years later, the accurate public record of King and Capital’s defense is available for everyone to read and judge the real facts of the case.