CA PC §518 Tag

San Francisco Extortion Ring Exposed (CA Penal Code §518)

We’ve all heard about scams involving psychics, like the ones that are seen on talk shows and television commercials.  Rarely, however, does a person encounter such a con artist in the everyday world.  For many Cantonese-speaking women in the San Francisco area, however, this all-too disturbingly became a living nightmare.  The case involves four Bay area con artists (Mudi Wu, Ying Liu Tam, Yong Hua Zeng, and Ah Bhung Liu) who tricked elderly women into giving them their valuables, including cash and jewelry, in exchange for “blessings” to prevent their sons from dying. The sting went something like this: one of the four...

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