China has released 10 employees of James Packer's Crown Resorts after they were sentenced in June for gambling crimes.
Four employees, including Australian national Jerry Xuan, were reportedly released from a Shanghai detention facility alongside with family members and security officials, Reuters reports.
#BREAKING: China has released 10 out of the 16 employees of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts, including Jerry Xuan— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) July 12, 2017
In all nineteen employees were detained in October last year while Crown was trying to attract high-spending Chinese to its casinos outside of China.
Gambling is illegal in China except in the territory of Macau.
A court jailed 16 of the employees including three Australians for nine to 10 months, back-dated to their October detention.
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