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Macau gambling corruption: former minister accused, on trial

One of the biggest gambling scandals results in the trial of former minister, accused of taking over $100 million in bribes.

Macau gambling corruption: former minister accused, on trial Former minister responsible for transport and public works in Macau, Ao Man-long, is on trial for allegedly pocketing over $100 million in bribes from casino developers. As the biggest gambling destination in the world (by revenue), Macau officials have often been accused of "shady deeds" with the casino developers and Ao Man-long is the first major statesman to be brought on trial for such matter.

 Ao Man-long has been charged with 76 offenses, including money laundering and taking bribes at least from one China and two Hong-Kong developers. He was arrested in December of 2006 and the Macau Commission Against Corruption has accused him of receiving bribes, after his personal fortune was estimated to have risen $100 million in the past 6 years - 57 times his entire family's income during that time.

 Published on 11/05/2007

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