Just got this and it made me laugh.  Hoping it does the same for you.

Dear prospective partner,

I am writing to you in respect of an embattled friend of mine, Bo Xilai. My name is Mr. Harry Bennett and I am a top

management Executive at the legal department of the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (London) Limited. Our bank website

is http://www.icbcasia.com/

My friend Mr. Bo Xilai has presented a subtle offer to me which requires the help of a financially credible partner to

complete successfully. Mr. Xilai is in a difficult situation with the Chinese government and he wants the sum of $25 million

currently in a fixed-term deposit with the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China retrieved immediately for investment

placement. More so, the retrieval must be made in such a way that it must not be linked to him. The fund is deposited in the

name of an existing legal entity. Your role will be:

[1]. To retrieve the funds as the new beneficiary.
[2]  To deal exclusively with the paying financial institutions once all legal documents are obtained in your name.
[2]. To receive the funds into a business or private bank account.
[3]. To invest and Manage the funds outside China.

The transaction will be executed with legal documents that will make you the legitimate beneficiary of the funds. If you

agree to partner with Mr. Xilai, send your full names and contact address to my private

emailaddress:harrybennett83@yahoo.co.uk so I can send you a “Consultant Non Disclosure Agreement” for you to go through and

decide whether you can be of help to Mr. Xilai or not.
For Mr. Bo Xilai’s current profiles visit these sites:


I look forward to hearing from you, and please, if for any reason you are not in a position to assist, kindly delete this

mail and pretend you didn’t get it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Harry Bennett
ICBC (London) Limited
36 King Street, London EC2V 8QQ, United Kingdom
(Phone number withheld at the moment for security reasons)

Photo of Dan Harris Dan Harris

Dan is a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

He primarily represents companies doing business in emerging market countries, having spent years building and maintaining a global, professional network.  His work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

He was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), is rated 10.0 by AVVO.com (also its highest rating), and is a recognized SuperLawyer.

Dan is a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and constantly travels between the United States and Asia. He most commonly speaks on China law issues and is the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog. Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed Dan regarding various aspects of his international law practice.

Dan is licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at his firm, Dan focuses on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.