Following Guo Meimei’s arrest for running an online gambling ring back in April, prosecutors in Beijing have formally charged Guo along with another suspect named Zhao Xiaolai.
The charge was filed in the Dongcheng District Court in Beijing. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on its social media account that “Guo and another suspect Zhao Xiaolai repeatedly organised gambling activities and should be held criminally liable.”
According to Chinese Criminal Law, if the pair are found guilty, they will be sent to prison for between three to ten years for their crimes.
The 23-year old Hunan-born socialite was first arrested last July by Beijing police for participating in a World Cup gambling ring. Her confession which was aired on CCTV, drew harsh criticism from netizens.
Guo is somewhat infamous for flaunting her wealth and boyfriends. She is also responsible for severely damaging the reputation of the Red Cross in China after she claimed to work for the charity while posting photos of her luxurious lifestyle to her Weibo account.
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By Sharon Choi