Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles in his Chee Kung Tong criminal organization based in the city’s Chinatown. Chow was found guilty of all the charges brought against him and is currently serving two life terms in prison.
51-year-old Leslie Yun received the longest sentence, 7 years, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to engage in RICO, money laundering, conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes, and possession, manufacture and distribution of marijuana.
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58-year-old James Pau and 34-year-old Rinn Roeun each got 6 years. Pau for money laundering, trafficking cigarettes, and drug charges. Roeun for his involvement in weapons smuggling and murder-for-hire.
Kevin Siu, Michael Mei, Elaine Liang, Tina Liang, and Barry House were also sentenced Monday. In addition to the prison terms, each defendant, except for Micheal Mei, was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release. Mei was sentenced to 4 years supervised release. The last remaining defendant to be sentenced is George Nieh. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 11, 2018.
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