After being kidnapped, businessman Johnny Fei and real estate agent Tony Han were held at this house on Edward Jeffreys Ave. in Markham. In July 2011 Han’s body was found buried in the basement. Toronto Star/Henry Stancu
Two men admit roles in high-profile kidnapping of Johnny Fei and Markham real estate agent Tony Han who died of a heart attack while confined
Published On Fri, 11 May 2012
After being kidnapped, businessman Johnny Fei and real estate agent Tony Han were held at this house on Edward Jeffreys Ave. in Markham. In July 2011 Han’s body was found buried in the basement.
Toronto Star/Henry Stancu
A man on Canada’s most wanted list, Guo Wei Wu, spent months methodically plotting to kidnap businessman Johnny Fei, watching his movements and learning details of his family life, a court has heard.
Then, using the false name Louis Chen, Wu allegedly sapproached well-known Markham real estate agent Jianguo (Tony) Han about buying Fei’s mansion at 1801 Featherston Dr. in Mississauga for $2.38 million.
On Jan. 19, 2011, Wu and seven accomplices abducted Fei and Han from the 15-room house, where they had gone to finalize the sale.
The chilling details of their week in captivity, and Han’s subsequent heart-attack death with his feet and hands locked in chains, were outlined in an agreed statement of facts read in a Brampton courtroom earlier this week when two men admitted their roles in the high-profile crime.
Sohaib Malik and Mikhail Troutanov pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping, while Malik also pleaded guilty to manslaughter. They have yet to be sentenced. A preliminary hearing for four other accused is scheduled to begin Monday. The Crown has withdrawn charges against one man. Continue reading