Report: LiAngelo Ball Could Face 3-10 Years In Chinese Prison For Shoplifting

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Things could get very serious for UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill after they were arrested for allegedly shoplifting in China.

Yahoo Sports’ writer Dan Wetzel spoke to a lawyer familiar with Chinese law, the three players could face some pretty hash punishment from the Chinese legal system.

Via Yahoo Sports

If standard practices are applied, the three UCLA basketball players – including LiAngelo Ball – arrested Tuesday in mainland China under suspicion of shoplifting face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted, according a lawyer familiar with Chinese law who communicated with Yahoo Sports on the condition of anonymity because he doesn’t want to speak out about the Chinese government.

The three men could be detained for more than a month without American-style bail before local prosecutors even decide whether to press charges, according to William Nee, a Hong Kong-based researcher of the Chinese court system for Amnesty International.

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