- Who is this smart schemer?
- He is the brother-in-law
of Gary and is being sued, along with the father-in-law
of Gary, for failing to repay the debt of over US$11 million
they owned to a Chinese lighting factory (浙江宁波杰友升电器公司).
- Gary who?
Locke, the US Ambassador to China. Many Chinese believe
he should also be investigated and prosecuted for the offence.
- What has it to do with him?
- According to his father-in-law, the old man's
money was all spent on helping Gary Locke's race for Washington
governor, as the result, the old man became bankrupt, leaving
US$1.7 million unpaid debt to the Chinese factory.
- Poor thing ... he is a bankrupt, what can
you do with him?
- But the old man's son, the brother-in-law
of Gary, established a new company and approached the Chinese
factory again, promising to repay his father's debt and promoting
his close tie with Gary Locke, the then US Commerce Ministry.
- Was Gary Locke aware that his wife's family used his position in the US government
to take advantage of Chinese business?
- Apparently he not only knew, but actively
participated in this dubious business practice. In 2003,
Gary Locke (front left) went to China with his brother-in-law
(second from the left) and visited the factory.
Consequently, by the end of June 2009, Gary Locke's
brother-in-law was able to accumulate a total debt of US$11
million to the factory.
Now the Chinese business has launched law suits
in both China and the United States against all those involved,
and believe Gary Locke, a knowing and willing participant
of his brother's China business venture, has a legal obligation
to help them to get their money back.