Chinese Organised Crime Leader Sentenced To Over 12 Years’ In Prison

LAWFUEL – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the
Southern District of New York, announced that LIM SHANG, a/k/a
“Ah Ho,” a/k/a “Lo Ban,” a/k/a “Lin He,” the leader of a violent
and organized criminal enterprise (the “Lim Organization”), was
sentenced today to 151 months in prison. LIM pleaded guilty on
June 27, 2007, to racketeering crimes including an attempted
murder in May 2003, and the operation of illegal gambling
businesses. United States District Judge BARBARA S. JONES
imposed the sentence in Manhattan federal court. According to
documents filed in the case and statements made during the
defendant’s guilty plea proceeding:

From approximately 2002 through 2004, LIM led a
criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in
various crimes including conspiracy to commit murder and
attempted murder, extortion, loansharking, and trafficking in
counterfeit goods. As the leader of the organization, LIM
supervised the criminal activities of the other members, provided
them with support and protection, and resolved disputes with
other organized criminal groups, at times using violence and
threats of violence. The Organization led by LIM also physically
attacked individuals who owed the Organization money. LIM also
participated in the widespread operation of a lucrative illegal
gambling business. On May 9, 2003, a member of LIM’s
organization, acting on orders from LIM, shot in the head an
individual believed to be a rival gang member. The victim of the
shooting survived.

LIM was indicted in a larger prosecution of 54 members
and associates of his organization. To date, 37 defendants have
pleaded guilty and been sentenced.

Mr. GARCIA praised the efforts of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s Asian Organized Crime Task Force, comprised of
Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and
Detectives of the New York City Police Department, and the
Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and
Customs Enforcement.

Assistant United States Attorneys JONATHAN S. KOLODNER,
and JONATHAN B. NEW are in charge of the prosecution.
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