Beijing's first "self-laundering" case sentenced, man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for covering up drug money

  Beijing News (Reporter Zhang Jingshu) On January 18, a reporter from the Beijing News learned that Beijing's first "self-laundering" case was sentenced in the Dongcheng District People's Court (hereinafter referred to as "Dongcheng Court") on January 17.

  The man Gu instructed others to deliver drugs and instructed others to provide an agricultural bank account under his name to help receive drug money.

In the end, Gu was convicted of trafficking and transporting drugs and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, deprived of political rights for three years, and confiscated personal property of 50,000 yuan; for money laundering, he was sentenced to one year and three months in prison and fined 20,000 yuan; combined punishment for several crimes decided to execute 16 years of imprisonment, deprivation of political rights for three years, a fine of 20,000 yuan, and confiscation of personal property of 50,000 yuan.

  Previously, the case was held in Dongcheng Court on January 12. It was the first "self-laundering" case in Beijing after the "Criminal Law Amendment (XI)" criminalized "self-laundering".

  The public prosecution alleges that between March 29 and 31, 2021, the defendant Gu charged Hou (handled separately) RMB 170,000 to buy drugs, and instructed Tao (handled separately) to deliver the drugs.

In order to cover up and conceal the source and nature of the criminal proceeds of drug trafficking to Hou, Gu instructed Tao to provide an agricultural bank account under his name to help receive drug funds, and to withdraw the above-mentioned drug funds through cash withdrawal at the bank counter.

  At about 10 o'clock on April 1, the public security police seized Tao at the Beijing West Railway Station, and seized four packets of white suspicious crystals (identified to contain methamphetamine, weighing 193.92 grams).

On June 1, 2021, the defendant Gu Mou was arrested and brought to justice.

  The public prosecution agency believes that the defendant Gu sold and transported drugs. The facts of the crime are clear and the evidence is indeed sufficient. He should be held criminally responsible for the crime of drug trafficking and transport. The source and nature of the crime, the facts of the crime are clear, and the evidence is indeed sufficient, and their criminal responsibility should be investigated for the crime of money laundering.

  The case was pronounced online at the Dongcheng Court on January 17.

Defendant Gu Mou was sentenced to 15 years in prison, deprived of political rights for three years, and confiscated personal property of 50,000 yuan for the crime of drug trafficking and transportation; for money laundering, he was sentenced to one year and three months in prison and a fine of two 10,000 yuan; combined punishment for several crimes decided to execute a fixed-term imprisonment of 16 years, deprivation of political rights for three years, a fine of 20,000 yuan, and confiscation of personal property of 50,000 yuan.

Continue to recover 170,000 yuan of the defendant Gu Mou's illegal income and confiscate it.

  According to Ji Guangsheng, the judge who tried the case, the case is the first case of "self-laundering" in Beijing after the "Criminal Law Amendment (11)" criminalized "self-laundering".

  The crime of money laundering stipulated in Article 191 of the Criminal Law of my country refers to the crime of disguising or concealing drug crimes, organized crimes of underworld nature, terrorist activities, smuggling crimes, corruption and bribery crimes, crimes of disrupting financial management order, and financial fraud. Proceeds of crime and the source and nature of the proceeds, providing capital accounts, converting property into cash, financial instruments, securities, transferring funds by transfer or other payment and settlement methods, transferring assets across borders, or otherwise disguising , concealing the source and nature of the proceeds of crime and their proceeds.

  "Criminal Law Amendment (11)" deletes words such as "knowingly" and "assistance" in the original article, and includes "self-laundering" in the crime of money laundering.

Therefore, the money laundering committed by the predicate criminals themselves, that is, "self-laundering", the crime of money laundering is also established, which is also out of the need for combating such crimes and criminal governance.

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