Ex-Zhuhai party chief fined and jailed for graft

China | 12 Jan 2018 9:10 pm

Zhuhai City's former party chief Li Jia, has been sentenced by a court today to 13 years for taking bribes.

The court also fined him 2 million yuan, and his illicit gains will be turned over to the state treasury, according to the verdict announced by the Intermediate People's Court of Zhangzhou City in Fujian Province, eastern China, Xinhua reports.

Li, also a former Standing Committee member of the Communist Party Guangdong Provincial Committee, took advantage of his positions to help others with business operations and gain promotions.

He accepted money and valuables worth nearly 20.59 million yuan personally or through others between 2011 and 2016, the court said.

Li had also served as the party chief and mayor of Meizhou City in Guangdong Province.

Li confessed his crimes and returned his illegal gains willingly, all grounds for leniency, according to the verdict.

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