#9 Substitute Criminals
Known in China as “ding zui,” a substitute criminal is someone who is prepared to stand trial and even go to prison for payment. Often these people are so-called body doubles, although there have been public accusations that sometimes substitute criminals don’t even resemble the person accused of wrongdoing. A recent headline case involved 20-year-old Hu Bin, a rich young man who allegedly killed another man while drag racing in 2009. Someone who looked quite different to Hu Bin stood trial, was found guilty, and sat for three years.