Shi Jianfeng was convicted of not paying more than $550,000 in road fees over a period of just eight months. And in addition to his life sentence, he (or, I guess, his family) are also being fined $300,000.
The Chinese public and media are not on board with this:
“Rape and murder will earn you 15 years in prison but evading road charges will get you life,” said one typically cynical posting on Tianya, a popular message board. “Ours is a miraculous country with peculiar laws.”