A 54-year-old Chinese lady who was once hailed as a donor for receiving 118 kids has been condemned to 20 years in prison.
Li Yanxia was discovered liable at Wu’an Court in Hebei region on Wednesday of blackmail, extortion, fraud and aggravating social request.
The previous shelter proprietor, who was once nicknamed “Love Mother”, was additionally fined 2.67m yuan (£311,000; $388,000).
Fifteen accessories, including her sweetheart, were additionally sentenced.
The court found that Li Yanxia – otherwise called Li Lijuan – had “mishandled the shelter’s impact”.
“[She] carried out extortion together with the group among different violations to acquire immense financial advantage,” said a post discharged by the Wu’an City People’s Court on microblogging website Weibo.
Her beau Xu Qi was accused of exasperating social request, blackmail, extortion and purposeful damage. He got a sentence of 12.5 years in prison and a fine of 1.2m yuan.
A portion of the other 14 associates got correctional facility terms of as long as four years.