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Good Friday Liquor license crackdown - Five Chinese nationals charged Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:00

Wanxian Huang, Ming Chen, Zi Jia Li, Xiaocong Zheng and Zhen MingFive Chinese business persons, including a woman and four men were before the court on Monday April 8th, to answer to charges of contravening the conditions of their liquor license.

Allegations are that the Chinese Grocers were ordered not to open on Good Friday, March 29th, 2013, but they did. At least five of them were allegedly caught open and were cited for the offense and charged criminally.

With the assistance of Chinese translator, Edmund Kwan, the 5 persons all pleaded not guilty to the offense of contravening conditions of their liquor licenses.

Those charged are Wanxian Huang, 48, a businesswoman of Vista Del Mar Ladyville who is charged with keeping her business, Remejio’s Restaurant, opened on March 29th, 2013, in contravention to her liquor license.

Also charged with the same offense was 22-year-old Ming Chen a businessman of Honey’s Supermarket located in Ladyville; Zi Jia Li, 30, businessman of Ladyville who owns 24-7 Gas Station; Xiaocong Zheng, owner of Ming’s Store in the Ladyville area along with 58 year-old businessman, Zhen Ming, of Friendship Restaurant located between Miles 2 and 3 on the Phillip Goldson Highway.

The five pleaded not guilty and bail was offered to them in the sum of $500 each plus one surety of the same amount.

All five Chinese business persons who were unrepresented when they appeared in Court #4 before Magistrate Dale Cayetano met bail. They are due back in court on May 8th.