Lawyer Hong Guo says a self-prompted investigation into the theft of $7.5 million from her firm's trust account has turned up evidence the money was stolen and laundered through a B.C. casino.

Lawyer Hong Guo says a self-prompted investigation into the theft of $7.5 million from her firm’s trust account has turned up evidence the money was stolen and laundered through a B.C. casino.

Richmond real estate lawyer Hong Guo says Chinese police have charged two of her former employees in connection to the disappearance of about $7.5 million that Guo alleges was stolen from her firm’s trust account, laundered through B.C. Lottery Corp. casino accounts, and transferred to China in the form of casino chips.

At a press conference Monday, Guo claimed that through her own investigations in B.C. and China, she has forwarded sufficient evidence to Chinese police authorities in order to secure charges against her former employees.

Guo claimed that through court actions, she has obtained B.C. casino transaction records to support her case.

Postmedia News has reported extensively on Guo’s case since late 2016. However, Guo’s allegation that suspects exploited weaknesses in B.C. Lottery Corp. accounts in order to launder funds stolen in Richmond and to transfer the criminal proceeds to China, will receive heightened scrutiny in the midst of an independent review into allegations of transnational money laundering in B.C. casinos. The first recommendations of Attorney-General David Eby’s reviewer Peter German will be released Tuesday.

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