A Fujian tea shop owner recently hired a young woman to seduce over 20 Chinese officials and blackmail them with scandalous pictures. The “honey trap” wasn’t uncovered until one official who refused to pay up reported the case to the police.
The tea lady and her employer, as well as Chinese officials caught up in the scandal, are all being held, according to the Beijing News.
On May 29, the Commission for Discipline Inspection in Fuzhou announced that three officials, including Lin Lunjian, (Chariman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Lianjiang County), Chen Baifan (Fuzhou Market Supervision Administration) and Lin Zhong (Vice-Mayer of Changle County) have been removed from office and expelled from the Party. Their case has been dubbed the Fuzhou version of the Chongqing Lei Zhengfu episode.
News of the honey trap scandal has been floating around since February. Apparently, the woman involved had relations with a number of Fuzhou officials and videotaped the sexy shenanigans using a pinhole camera. The tea lady would then blackmail the officials with the X-rated pictures, asking for a payment of 200,000 RMB to keep her quiet, or else she would report them to authorities.
Later, it was discovered that the mastermind behind the honey trap scheme was a Min businessman. The man has been around the Fuzhou political scene for years. He would first lure the officials to his tea shop and introduce them to the tea lady. After gaining their trust, the tea lady would proceed to seduce the officials and take them to bed.
By Crystal Lau
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