Lin Haiyan, a 39 year old businesswoman who promised high returns, with low risk, has an automatic appeal of her sentence to the Supreme People's Court, China's court of last resort, but the fact is that the equivalent of $46m was not recovered will be a major aggravating factor. If you have read any of my earlier articles on capital punishment for white collar crimes in China, you know that the firing squad, and the mobile execution chamber for lethal injection, are the methods du jour, but the firing squad still is the principal means of execution.
|Supreme People's Court|
Do Ponzi schemers, who frequently bring financial ruin to their elderly victims, deserve the ultimate punishment ? I know what many of their victims will say, if asked.
|Chinese mobile execution chamber|