CHINA Former provincial political advisor stands trial for bribery

CHINA

Former provincial political advisor stands trial for bribery

Xinhua

21:39, May 23, 2019

JINAN, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A former senior political advisor of central China's Henan Province stood trial for taking bribes at the Intermediate People's Court of Jinan in east China's Shandong Province Thursday.

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Jin Suidong, former vice chairman of the Henan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was charged with asking for and accepting money and valuables worth of 44.34 million yuan (about $6.42 million).

Jin allegedly took advantage of his position to benefit organizations and individuals on matters related to real estate projects and arranging jobs between 1999 and 2018, when he successively held different posts.

The prosecutors, defendant, and his lawyers cross-examined evidence and gave their own full accounts, said a statement from the court.

In his final statement, Jin pleaded guilty and expressed remorse.

The trial was attended by more than 70 people including legislators, political advisors, press and members of the public.

The verdict will be announced in due course. Enditem

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