Police warn against downloading mobile apps from unknown sources after victims who responded to job advertisement see their funds vanish.
Several others convicted with the fallen junket operator are reportedly launching appeals as well.
Suspects, one of whom worked for Macao’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, moderated ring’s website, receiving up to MOP 800 for each session.
Committee chair Ella Lei Cheng I says bill follows mainland China’s state security law concerning secrets on economic and social development.
Around 60 have returned home to Portugal or taken up other work, cutting number of registered lawyers to just over 440, says association president Vong Hin Fai.
Rates dropped 10% in 2022 due to pandemic and fewer visitors, but officers warn specifically against online crime in coming year.
Officials warn of dangers of unregulated, over-the-counter remedies; case passed to Macao Customs Service for breach of External Trade Law.
Chau and five other defendants also found liable in compensation claims filed against the group by Macao government and five gaming operators.