Former head of China CITIC Bank indicted for bribery


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BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Sun Deshun, former president of China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited, has been indicted on a charge of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Wednesday.

Sun was accused of taking advantage of his various former positions to seek profits for others and accepting vast sums of money and gifts in return, the SPP said in a statement.

Sun's case was handed over to the People's Procuratorate of Jinan in east China's Shandong Province for review and prosecution upon the designation of the SPP after the National Supervisory Commission concluded the investigation, it said.

Sun will stand trial in the Intermediate People's Court of Jinan, it added.

The SPP said the prosecutors had informed the defendant of his litigation rights, interrogated him and heard the defense counsel's opinions.