US Attorney – Lieutenant of Chinese Organized Crime Family Gets 35 Year Prison Term

LawFuel.com –
PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the
Southern District of New York, announced that BING YI CHEN, a/k/a
“Ah Ngai,” the lieutenant of a Chinese organized crime group, was
sentenced today to 35 years in prison for his participation in a
murder of two individuals in Toronto, Canada, on July 20, 1994,
in connection with his group’s heroin trafficking activities.

CHEN was convicted of two counts of murder by a jury on October
23, 2007, after a month-long trial before United States District
Judge DEBORAH A. BATTS. Co-defendant FRANK MA, who, according to
the Superseding Indictment, was the leader, or “dai lo,” of the
criminal enterprise, pleaded guilty to the charges four days
before trial began on September 20, 2007, and has yet to be
sentenced.

According to the Superseding Indictment, the evidence
at trial, and MA’s guilty plea allocution:
From 1991 through 1996, MA, CHEN, and their associates
were engaged in the importation of millions of dollars worth of
heroin from Asia into the United States for distribution in New
York City.

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