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					                 Three men face five charges in extortion investigation

      Broadcast time: 12:36
      Wednesday, May 4, 2011

      42 Division
      416−808−4200


      On Monday, May 2, 2011, 42 Division officers arrested three men in connection with an
      ongoing extortion investigation.

      It is alleged that:

      − the group is known to advertise in Chinese news publications, offering loans,

      − the accused men prey upon the vulnerability of gamblers who attend casinos throughout
      Ontario, and are in need of fast cash, and sometimes accompany groups to the casinos,

      − the group then collects an inflated amount of interest from their victims, sometimes making it
      impossible to ever pay back the original loan amount,

      − victims have reported threats of violence if repayment is not made.

      SunMing Chan, 46, of Toronto, has been charged with:

      1) Attempt Obstruct justice,
      2) Extortion.

      Kwok Kong Leung, 46, of Toronto, has been charged with:

      1) Extortion,
      2) Attempt Obstruct justice.

      Kin Sing Cheung, 29, of Markham has been charged with:

      1)Extortion

      They were scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Tuesday, May 3,
      2011, room 412, at 10:00am.

      The victims have been cooperative with police.

      Police believe there may be more victims.


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      Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−4200, Crime Stoppers
      anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your
      message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.




      Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jason Cole, 42 Division




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