Maotai Distribution Fraud: Someone Falsified UN Documents to Ask Senior Military Officials

 Maotai Distribution Fraud: Someone Falsified UN Documents to Ask Senior Military Officials

On the afternoon of May 23, the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate issued a news that Yuan Renguo, former deputy secretary of the Party Committee, former chairman and former chairman of Guizhou Maotai Liquor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Maotai Group) of Guizhou Province, was suspected of accepting bribes. The case was investigated and concluded by the Guizhou Provincial Supervisory Committee and transferred to the procuratorial organ. Review and prosecution. Guizhou City Procuratorate has made a decision on its arrest, and the case is being further processed.

In recent years, the price of Maotai liquor has soared, making the distribution right of Maotai liquor popular. According to the previous information released by the Guizhou Discipline Commission, Yuan Renguos suspected crime is the most serious one: using Maotai liquor management right as a tool to attract relations and exchange interests, to carry out political clinging and to gain political capital; to engage in power and power-money transactions, to facilitate illegal dealers to engage in Maotai liquor business, and to seriously damage the marketing environment of Maotai liquor.

According to the Guizhou Discipline Commission, Yuan Renguo, as a leading cadre of Party members and the head of key state-owned enterprises in Guizhou Province, regards the management power of state-owned enterprises granted by the Party and the people as a tool for personal and family interests.

In fact, as a scarce resource, the distribution right of Maotai has become a tool for all parties to make profits. Judgments handled by reporters of the China Times show that there have been many frauds in the name of the right to handle distribution in relation to relations, in which the victims have been defrauded by millions of yuan; senior military officers have participated in dealing with the right to distribute and eventually succeeded; and even fraudsters with high school culture have fabricated the documents of the United Nations Organizing Committee for the Unified Management of Military Cooperation and the General Office of the State Council. He deceived Maotai high-level officials.

Maotai Distribution Fraud

In 2018, a judgment of the Intermediate Peoples Court of Zunyi City, Guizhou Province, revealed how Tan Mou of high school culture deceived the top leaders of Maotai Group.

The court found that in April 2017, Tan Mou, holding a forged handwritten note from a leader, went to Guizhou Maotai Group for approval of Maotai Wine Store and Maotai Wine Purchase, but failed.

In November 2017, Tan forged documents issued by the General Office of the State Council (No. 188, 2017) and compiled Declaration of the United Nations Organizing Committee for the Unified Management of Military Cooperation, Report of the World Chinese Federation on the Food and Beverage Liquor and Business Gift Liquor for the Beijing Conference of the Representatives of the Sovereign States of the United Nations, Authorization Letter of the World Chinese Federation and other documents to apply for the purchase of Maotai Liquor and the opening

Maotai Liquor Group Company: Comrade Li Mou, former Economic Director of the Policy Research Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and now Policy Adviser of the Central State Council, came to your company for investigation and reception, the forged document of the General Office of the State Council wrote. Tan counterfeited the signature of Li Mou on the document, and attached the content: I would like to invite Chairman Yuan Renguo to approve 10 tons of wine per year for the United Nations Conference business gifts presided over by Comrade Tan as a distributor.

In December 2017, after the leaders of Maotai Group saw the above materials, they signed and approved 10 bottles of Guizhou Maotai Liquor (6 bottles, 999 yuan bottles) to Tan Mou. Tan Mou immediately resold and made a profit of 35,000 yuan.

In November 2017, Tan forged documents from the General Office of the State Council (No. 128, 2017) to be used for contacting relevant businesses, which were later seized by the public security organs.

On January 26, 2018, the General Office of the State Council also sent a special letter to the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, stating that the documents of the General Office of the State Council (No. 128 issued by the State Office [2017] and No. 188 issued by the State Office) and the seals used by the Bureau were forged.

Senior Military Officials Participate

Another case involving the trading of distribution rights in Maotai occurred in Urumqi, Xinjiang. In 2018, the Tunhe District Peoples Court of the city issued a judgment that brought out details of senior military officers participating in the transaction.

The court found that Wang Mou, the actual controller of Xinjiang Xinrui Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Xinrui Petrochemical Company), and Tian Mou, the political commissar of XX of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (another case), were in a superior-subordinate relationship because they had served in Lanzhou Military Region in 1985.

In 2000, Wang Mou registered and established Xinrui Petrochemical Company. With the help of Tian Mou, then XX political commissar of the Peoples Liberation Army, the company has been qualified as a special distributor of Maotai liquor since 2011. The Maotai liquor purchased by the company is used for business reception.

Before the Spring Festival of 2013, in order to thank Tian Mou, Xinrui Petrochemical Company arranged by Wang Mou to send four cases of Maotai liquor for 50 years, six cases of Maotai liquor for 30 years and 20 cases of Maotai liquor for 15 years to Beijing by air from Urumqi, Xinjiang. Wang Mou came out and delivered the above 30 cases of Maotai liquor to Tian Mou, which was placed in an idle house in Chaoyang District, Beijing. After the incident, Maotai liquor was detained by the Military Discipline Commission. After appraisal, the value of the articles involved exceeds 1.66 million yuan.

Unfortunately, some cheaters, in the name of relatives such as Yuan Renguos brother-in-law and nephew, claimed to be able to handle the distribution rights of Maotai liquor and cheated millions of yuan Renguo.

A 2014 judgment of Fuzhou Intermediate Peoples Court in Jiangxi Province shows that on September 19, 2011, the victim Xiao Mou, in order to handle the distribution rights of Feitian Maotai liquor, found Yang Mous help through friends. Yang claimed to be the standing vice-minister of the local Editorial Department of a committee. He could help Xiao handle the distribution right of Fuzhou Feitian Maotai Liquor in Guizhou through his relationship. He cheated Xiao for RMB 118,000 on the grounds of handling fees, travel fees, hospitality fees and helping Xiao buy high-grade cars to support the front door.

In the course of cheating, Yang Mou once led several people to introduce them as Yuan Renguos brother-in-law and nephew, and met Xiao Mou. Yang even lied that when Xiaomous Maotai liquor store opened, Yang could invite central leaders Zeng Mou, Wu Mou and Yuan Renguo to the scene.

Lessons from the past

Before Yuan Renguos arrest, Tan Dinghua, former deputy general manager and chief financial officer of Maotai Group in Guizhou Province, who was a former member of the Party Committee of Maotai Group, had fallen into disgrace because of the distribution right transaction: As long as money is sent, it can become a distributor and supplier of Maotai Company. From 2006 to 2015, Tan Dinghua took advantage of his position to help more than 10 companies become Maotai liquor distributors and suppliers of Maotai Group, receiving more than 34.6 million yuan of property and 200 grams of gold bars.

In 2006, 2008 and 2010, Lin and Wang found Tan Dinghuas wife Chen Mou successively, asked Tan Dinghua to help run Maotai liquor distributors, and promised to make half of the money. Chen promised to tell Tan Dinghua about it. Afterwards, Tan Dinghua took advantage of his position to greet the staff of the Sales Department of Maotai distillery, making the three companies actually controlled by Lin Mou-mou and Wang Mou-mou successively become Maotai Distributors in Guiyang and Fujian.

After making money, Lin Mou and Wang Mou sent money to Tan Dinghuas wife Chen Mou many times. When collecting money, Chen does not accept cash, but opens an account in the bank with the ID cards of his son, daughter-in-law, sister, brother, nephew and niece to receive money. From 2011 to 2013, Lin Mou and Wang Mou made 12 payments to 6 bank accounts provided by Chen Mou for more than 29 million yuan.

In the second half of 2011, Wang found Tan Dinghuas wife again. He wanted to become a supplier of handbags in Maotai distillery. He also promised to make half of the money. Later, at the request of Chen Mou, Tan Dinghua took advantage of his position in charge of material supply and arranged his subordinates to list Lin Mous designated company as Maotai liquor bag supplier. In order to thank Tan Dinghua for his help, Lin Mou-mou and Wang Mou-mou made 3 bank transfers to Chen Mou-controlled accounts from 2010 to 2015, amounting to more than 14 million yuan.

According to the similar operation mode, Chen Mou helped people become the supplier of Organic Wheat in Maotai distillery.

It is noteworthy that Tan Dinghuas annual salary is not low. According to the 2014 annual report of Maotai, Guizhou, its annual pre-tax salary exceeds 1.8 million yuan. Tan Dinghua had retired from Maotai, Guizhou, for more than a year at the time of organizational review. Now they are in charge of so many departments. They invite you to dinner every day. There are so many people who ask you to do things. Some of them are floating around. Tan Dinghua wrote in his confession.

Obviously, Tan Dinghuas lessons did not alert Yuan Renguo. In addition to the suspected dealing in Maotais distribution rights, Yuan Renguos suspected charges announced by the Guizhou Disciplinary Commission include: engaging in family corruption; transferring stolen money and goods, colluding with others to confront organizational censorship. In violation of organizational discipline, it is better to report personal matters. Violating honesty and discipline, engaging in profit-making activities in violation of regulations, illegally obtaining huge profits, and engaging in power and money trading. In violation of the provisions of the laws and regulations of the State, taking advantage of the convenience of ones position to seek benefits for others and illegally accepting other peoples property, the amount is especially huge and is suspected of bribery crime.