$16m Bribe: Court Sentences Ex-Chinese Senior Official To Death Sentence

5
Advertisements
Ad 3
0
(0)
(Last Updated On: 2022-09-22)

 

The Intermediate People’s Court of Changchun in northeast China’s Jilin Province on Thursday has sentenced a former senior official Fu Zhenghua to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes worth more than 117 million yuan (16.76 million U.S. dollars) and bending the law for personal gains.

The court established that Fu took bribes by abusing power in various positions he held between 2005 and 2021.

Fu, was a former deputy head of the Committee on Social and Legal Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

The court also found that Fu, when working as head of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau from 2014 to 2015, shielded his younger brother who was suspected of serious crimes from investigation and prosecution.

Fu was deprived of his political rights for life, and all his personal assets were confiscated, the court said.

However, the sum of bribes Fu had taken was massive, and his crimes caused a heavy loss to the interests of the state and people, said the court.

Meanwhile, a lenient sentence was granted, considering that Fu had confessed to his crimes and showed repentance and had been cooperative in returning his illegal gains.

After the two-year reprieve for his death sentence, Fu’s sentence can be commuted to life in prison in accordance with the law, but no further reduction or parole shall be given to him, the court said.

(Xinhua/NAN)

How useful was this post?

Advertisements
Ad 1

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Advertisements
Ad 2

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.