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Former Chinese official sentenced to death with reprieve

Friday, Nov 11, 2016,12:55 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Beijing | Zhu Mingguo, former head of the political advisory body in China’s Guangdong province, was today sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for accepting bribes and holding “a huge amount” of assets amounting to over USD 20.7 million.

Zhu was found guilty of using his power, when he held public posts between 2002 and 2014, to seek profits for others bidding for projects and land, and aided personnel to secure promotions, according to a statement from the Liuzhou City Intermediate People’s Court in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

During the period, Zhu’s positions included director of Chongqing public security bureau, Standing Committee member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guangdong Provincial Committee, and deputy secretary of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Zhu accepted 141 million yuan (USD 20.7 million) in assets and bribes directly or through his wife, and had property worth over 91 million yuan from unknown sources, the statement said.
All his assets from unknown sources have been confiscated, the statement added.

Over a million Chinese officials have been punished in the three long crackdown against corruption launched by President Xi Jinping.

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