Recently, the people's Court of Hongze District, Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province held a public session to hear a huge case of helping information network crime. In order to make huge profits, 21 defendants, including Zhu Xinmin, organized more than 8000 people to use wechat circle of friends and wechat group to provide advertising promotion for overseas gambling websites, and illegally accepted more than 40 million yuan of advertising promotion fees.
In January 2019, the defendant Zhu Xinmin gradually became the biggest "agent" for overseas gambling websites to publish promotion advertisements. Through the development of wechat, he established a wechat group to manage the regional "agent" led by 21 people such as Guo Fanfan and Wang lulu. The regional "agent" also established a "promoter" for the development of wechat group, with more than 8000 members.
Every day, after Zhu Xinmin gives instructions, these "pushers" will forward the gambling website advertisements in their respective wechat friends circle and wechat group, and each "pusher" can get the so-called advertising fee ranging from 30 to 100 yuan a week. In the past year, 21 defendants, including Zhu Xinmin, gained more than 40 million yuan by promoting overseas gambling websites, and actually gained more than 11 million yuan.
After hearing, the court held that the defendant Zhu Xinmin and other 21 people knew that others used the information network to commit a crime and provided advertising promotion for their crime. The circumstances were serious. According to the provisions of article 287 bis of the criminal law of the people's Republic of China, the facts of the crime were clear and the evidence was sufficient, which constituted the crime of helping information network crime. The 21 defendants, Zhu Xinmin and others, committed a joint crime. After they were brought to justice, they truthfully confessed their crimes and voluntarily pleaded guilty to punishment. Considering the above circumstances, Hongze District Court made the above judgment.