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Four men have been arrested and charged for plotting and carrying out a hit against a business rival who was shot in the back of the head while leaving a New York City karaoke bar in 2019.
Qing Ming Yu, 54, also known as 'Allen Yu,' Antony Abreu, 34, You You, 34, known as 'Eddie,' and Zhe Zhang, 34, were charged on Tuesday for the death of Xin Gu, 31, a business rival of Yu.
Prosecutors said Yu, the former CEO of Amaco Management & Consulting Inc., had order his nephew, Eddie, to kill Gu, who was once Yu's apprentice but had broken out on his own and won over several contracts allegedly promised to Yu's firm.
Yu was arrested on Tuesday inside his eight-bedroom mansion on Long Island, estimated to be worth $2.4 million, according to Zillow.
U.S. Prosecutor Breon Peace condemned the hit job, saying in a statement: 'As alleged, the defendants callously used gun violence to resolve a business dispute, reducing the value of a man's life to a dollar figure, and bringing trauma and mourning to the community.'
'Prosecuting killers will always be a top priority for this office—whether the defendant pulls the trigger, or pays someone else to do his dirty work for him.'
Four men were arrested and charged for the murder of Xin Gu, 31, who was shot in the back of the head while leaving a Queens karaoke bare in 2019 (pictured)
Prosecutors said Antony Abreu was the masked gunman who was captured on video stalking Gu. Abreu allegedly worked to Zhe Zhang on the request of You You, the nephew of Qing Ming Yu, who prosecutors said put out the hit on Gu, a business rival
Yu was arrested at his mansion in Oyster Bay (above), which is valued at more than $2.4 million
According to court filing on the FBI's investigation into the case, Gu began working for Yu in 2015 at Amaco, a Manhattan-based development company which managed the renovation of retail projects.
Investigators said that Gu worked at the firm for three years but ultimately felt undercompensated by Yu, so the upstart went on to form his own company where many of Yu's clients followed.
The court filings revealed that Yu was especially upset over the loss of a $1 million contract referred to as the 'Project,' which he had already sunk $900,000 into.
Four days after Gu's resignation on August 17, 2018, Yu wrote a message to an associate about the loss of the 'Project,' where he claimed that he treated Gu like a son and felt betrayed and angered by him.
'I will continue to keep my