Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Court Sentences Deputy Governor To 10-years Imprisonment For Bribery

A court in the south-western city of Liupanshui has sentenced to 10 years in jail a former vice governor of the populous province of Sichuan for bribery.


In a brief statement, the Chinese court said that Li Chengyun had taken bribes worth 6.36 million Yuan ($933,250).

It was not possible to reach a legal or family representative for comment.


Sichuan, famed for its spicy cuisine, has emerged as a focus of Xi Jinping’s crackdown on graft, since it was a power base for Zhou Yongkang, the country’s once powerful domestic security boss.

Zhou was jailed for life in 2015 for corruption, and dozens of his associates have also been arrested, many in Sichuan, where he was Communist Party boss from 1999 to 2002.

According to his official biography, Li spent his entire working life in Sichuan, where he was party chief in the provincial city of Deyang when Zhou was in charge of Sichuan.

(Reuters/NAN)

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