CHINA Former senior official handed 14-year jail term for bribery

CHINA

Former senior official handed 14-year jail term for bribery

Xinhua

17:43, March 26, 2019

HANGZHOU, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Lu Wei, former deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was handed a 14-year jail term plus a fine of 3 million yuan (about 450,000 US dollars) for taking bribes, the Ningbo Municipal Intermediate People's Court ruled on Tuesday.

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The money and property that he had received in the form of bribes, as well as any interest arising from them, would be sought and recovered before being turned over to the state treasury, according to the verdict.

Lu stated his acceptance of the judgment in court and said he would not appeal.

Lu was found to have taken advantage of his positions to help certain organizations and personnel with internet management, running enterprises, personal promotions and job transfers between 2002 and 2017, according to the court. He had directly or through others accepted or solicited money and property worth 32 million yuan from the above-mentioned organizations and personnel, the court said. 

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