Liu Han, a Chinese tycoon believed to have links to China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, has been sentenced to death.
A Hubei court has found Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei guilty of "organising and leading mafia-style crime and murder", reports Xinhua.
The two men were among a group of 36 people charged with similar crimes.
Liu Han's sentencing is believed to be part of a wider corruption crackdown linked to Zhou's network. READ MORE OF THIS STORY