When billionaire forestry mogul Long Liyuan died suddenly in December 2011, many suspected foul play. Long had been sharing a dish of slow-boiled cat meat stew, a southern delicacy, when he began feeling dizzy and sick, on admittance to hospital he went into cardiac arrest and died. Now a Guangdong agricultural official has confessed to poisoning Long.
Huang Gang was vice director of the Guangdong Agriculture Department, he took 2.54 million RMB from Long over the period 2009 to 2011, claiming the money was needed to help Long get approval to develop a piece of woodland. In actual fact, Huang gambled all the money away. Under pressure to pay Long back, he decided to kill the billionaire by poisoning his soup.
[Via: The Nanfang]