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Top Chinese  billionaire charged with a cluster of underworld mafia- type crimes is executed

By Michael Forsythe

HONG KONG — A Chinese billionaire who was building a mining empire in Australia was executed Monday after a court last year sentenced him to die for running a “mafia-style” gang that engaged in murder and extortion.

Liu Han, 49, his brother Liu Wei, and three associates were executed on Monday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Xianning Intermediate People’s Court in the central Chinese province of Hubei.

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NY Times