Home  |  News  |  Photo  |  Video   |  Travel  |  Learn Chinese  |  Opinions  |  EZFM  |  NEWS Plus  |  CHINA PLUS
Former Political Advisor Receives 12-year Jail Term for Bribery
   2015-11-03 12:19:03    Xinhua      Web Editor: Tiantian

Li Chongxi stands trial at the Nanchang Intermediate People's Court in east China's Jiangxi Province on Nov. 3, 2015. [Photo: Xinhua]

Li Chongxi, former head of Sichuan province's political advisory body in southwest China, was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday for taking bribes worth around 11.1 million yuan (1.75 million U.S. dollars).

One million yuan worth of Li's assets will be confiscated, according to the verdict by a court in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province.

A digital recorder used by Li was also confiscated, the court said without elaborating.

From March 2007 to February 2012, Li took advantage of his posts as deputy head of Communist Party of China (CPC)'s Sichuan provincial committee, head of CPC's Sichuan disciplinary agency, deputy head and Party chief of the provincial legislature to seek benefits for local companies acquiring state land exploration rights and sought promotion for individuals, the verdict read.

Li accepted money and valuables worth about 11.1 million yuan either by himself or via his wife Li Mingyu from May 2006 to August 2012, according to the verdict.

Leniency was given to the 64-year-old because he has confessed a considerable part of his criminal conduct voluntarily and submitted all his illegal gains, it read.

Li said at the court that he would not appeal the case.

Prosecutors announced an investigation into Li in September 2014, when he was removed from his post and expelled from the CPC.

Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

                         
News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ