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Sunday, November 14, 2004

Gangs of New York: Feds ID the Chinese Mafia

Some interesting nicknames used by the alleged Chinese gang members; examples: "Duck Egg Chow," "Mustache," "Sister Ying," "Aunt Wan Zheng," and "Cat Sister."

THE LIM INDICTMENT
The Lim Indictment, which charges a total of 28 defendants, alleges that eight of the defendants, were members of a violent and organized criminal enterprise (the "Lim Organization"). The Lim RICO (racketeering offenses) Defendants:

• LIM SHANG, a/k/a “Ah Ho,” a/k/a “Lo Ban,” a/k/a “Lin He”
• CHEN SHENG, a/k/a “Lo Ma,” a/k/a “Xiao Ma”
• YI TIAN ZHENG, a/k/a “Yi Tian”
• LI YAN, a/k/a “Wai Sum Yu,” a/k/a “Ah Fung,” a/k/a “Tony”
• LI GUO QIU, a/k/a “Jimmy”
• CHEN YAN QING, a/k/a “Yan Qing,” a/k/a “Ah Sheng”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Ah Liang"
• MA YU DONG, a/k/a “Ah Dong"

a/k/a = also known as, FNU = First Name Unknown, LNU = Last Name Unknown

In addition to all of the Lim RICO Defendants, those charged in the gambling counts include:

• ZHANG XIU QIAO, a/k/a “Duck Egg Chow”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Andy”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Ah Ling”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Jiang Li Ming,” a/k/a “William Chen”
• QIU XING GUO, a/k/a “Yi Guo”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Li Zi”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Sister Ying”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Dong Gua”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Wu Hai”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Aunt Wan Zheng”

In addition to three of the Lim RICO Defendants – LIM SHANG, LI YAN, and MA YU DONG –those charged in the counterfeit goods trafficking counts include:

• LIN JIE
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Lao Zhong”
• LIAO MING
• LAO CAI
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Ah Wei”
• YI DONG
• HUINA CHEN, a/k/a “David”
• ZHI XIONG QIU, a/k/a “William”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Zhou Ping"
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Zhong Ge”

The Lim Indictment seeks forfeiture in the total amount of $5 million from the Lim RICO Defendants.

THE WANG INDICTMENT
The Wang Indictment, which charges a total of 18 defendants, alleges that eight of the defendants were members and associates of a violent and organized criminal enterprise (the "Wang Organization”). The Wang RICO Defendants:

• WANG SHAO FENG, a/k/a “Yi Fen,” a/k/a “Yi Feng,” a/k/a “Ah Fung,” a/k/a “Yan Xie”
• CAO HONG, a/k/a “Ah Chui,” a/k/a “Ah Shui,” a/k/a “Ah Bui,” a/k/a “Ah Boai,” a/k/a “Zhang Shan”
• CAO WEI, a/k/a “Ah Muk,” a/k/a “Ah Mak,” a/k/a “Ah Mar”
• LIN FEI, a/k/a “Wen Jai,” a/k/a “Wen Zi,” a/k/a “Ohn Yang”
• CHEN LIANG, a/k/a “Wu Dei”
• HU ZI, a/k/a “Mustache”
• PAN PING CHENG, a/k/a “Chen Chen,” a/k/a “Cheng Cheng”
• ZENG ZHEN JIEN, a/k/a “Yi Jiu,” a/k/a “Uncle”

CAO HONG, CAO WEI, and LIN FEI also charged with attempted murder of two individuals.

In addition to the racketeering charges, nine defendants listed in the Wang Indictment are charged with conspiring to smuggle illegal aliens from the People’s Republic of China to the United States for profit. In addition to the five Wang RICO Defendants — WANG SHAO FENG, CAO HONG, HU ZI, PAN PING CHENG, ZENG ZHEN JIEN — those charged in the alien smuggling counts include:

• WU JIAN
• SHAO YONG WANG, a/k/a “Sister Yong,” a/k/a “Mei Mei”
• HONG DI
• YI GUANG

Twelve defendants listed in the Wang Indictment are charged with participating in a conspiracy to conduct and operate an illegal gambling business, and with operation of an illegal gambling business. In addition to all of the Wang RICO Defendants, those charged in the gambling counts include:

• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Di Di,” a/k/a “Dong Xu,” a/k/a “Yi Hui”
• WANG GANG YONG, a/k/a “Yi Gua”
• CHUNG K. NGAI, a/k/a “Sister Guo Feng”
• LIN SHAN RI

The Wang Indictment also seeks forfeiture in the total amount of $6 million from the Wang RICO Defendants.

THE BI JUAN WU INDICTMENT

The third indictment unsealed on November 12th charges an additional five defendants:

• BI JUAN WU
• NONG JIANG
• RONG ZHENG
• JEN MEI ZHENG, a/k/a “Mei”
• FNU LNU, a/k/a “Cat Sister”

– with, variously, conspiring to smuggle, and smuggling illegal aliens from the People’s Republic of China to the United States for fees of up to $35,000 for each alien; conspiring to hold aliens hostage pending the payment of exorbitant smuggling fees; and laundering the proceeds from their illegal alien smuggling activities by transferring funds to and from China.

The charges contained in the Wang Indictment, the Lim Indictment, and the Bi Juan Wu Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. INDICTS 51 CHINESE ORGANIZED CRIME FIGURES AND ASSOCIATES IN MASSIVE COORDINATED SWEEP [US Customs & Immigration Enforcement - Homeland Security, Nov 12, 2004]
U.S. Authorities Target Two Chinese Organized Crime Groups [US Dept. of State, Nov. 15, 2004]

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