A Chinese qigong guru popular among the country’s elite has been detained as part of a murder and kidnapping investigation. Wang Lin has long been accused by authorities of being a charlatan, while followers said his powers bordered on magical. Celebrities often paid him for using his powers to help their careers. Officials say that this went wrong in the case of Zou Yong, a businessman who paid Wang handsomely, but then accused him of being a liar. Officials say Wang then ordered the murder of Yong, who was found dead earlier this month. Police in the Jiangxi province city of Pingxiang did not respond to The New York Times’s request for comment.