Former Jiangyan Shipbuilding chairman sentenced to 17 years prison

Former Jiangyan Shipbuilding chairman sentenced to 17 years prison

Hubei Huangshi Intermediate People’s Court has sentenced Lin Ran, former chairman of bankrupt Hubei Jiangyan Shipbuilding, to 17 years jail for fraud.

Lin Zhihua, a former director of the shipyard and son of Lin Ran, also received a sentence of four and a half years in prison for conspiring to fraud.

Lin Ran and Lin Zhihua were charged for a series of fraudulent activities in a shipbuilding deal with Wuhan Changjiang Shipping, a subsidiary of Sinotrans & CSC.

The shipyard won an order from Wuhan Changjiang Shipping for the construction of eight 6,700 dwt bulk carriers in 2012, after the two former officials of the shipyard offered fake financial documents in the bidding.

The Lins fled to avoid huge debts in 2013 without delivering a single ship in the contract and the court closed down the shipyard in the same year. They were arrested by police in 2014.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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