Guo Meimei prosecuted for running casino

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Chinese Internet celebrity Guo Meimei was prosecuted on Thursday for allegedly running casino, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on its official microblog account on

Guo Meimei receives an interview after she was arrested for gambling online at a video footage.

The prosecution was filed by the Procuratorate in Dongcheng District of Beijing to the court of the same district.

According to the indictment, Guo and another suspect Zhao Xiaolai repeatedly organized gambling activities and should be held criminally liable.

Guo was arrested in Aug. 2014 for allegedly a running casino.

Chinese Criminal Law stipulates that those who run a casino are subject to detention or jail terms of less than three years. In case of serious offense, the culprit may face three to ten years of imprisonment.

Guo gained notoriety in China in 2011, when she claimed to be manager of an organization under the charity, Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), and openly flaunted her wealth and extravagant lifestyle on social media.

The scandal dealt a major blow to the reputation of the RCSC. The incident and ensuing scandals triggered public concern about embezzlement and improper management of charities.

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