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    Macau Gangster ‘Broken Tooth’ Freed

    Macau crime boss Wan Kuok-koi known as Broken Tooth Koi walks out of Coloane Prison in Macau, China Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, after serving nearly 15 years. Wan was convicted of loan sharking, money laundering and being a gang leader in November 1999, a month before Portugal handed control of Macau, its colony for more than four centuries, back to Beijing and long before the sleepy enclave welcomed international operators to build the modern resorts that have made it a gambling mecca.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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    A legendary Macau gangster was released on Saturday after nearly 15 years in prison. "Broken Tooth," who was convicted of criminal association, loan-sharking, and illegal gambling in 1999, was the head of a major gang that was involved in turf wars for control of the region's legendary casinos. But times have changed. Shortly after the kingpin was imprisoned, Portugal ceded control of the special administrative region to China, and since then internationally owned mega-casinos have superseded local establishments. The old days probably won't be back any time soon.

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