Ex-Shandong vice governor admits 25m yuan graft, plunder

China | 1 Nov 2018 6:00 pm

A former vice governor of eastern Shandong Province pleaded guilty at his trial for taking bribes and embezzlement at the Intermediate People's Court of Jinzhong in northern Shanxi Province today, Xinhua reports.

Ji Xiangqi was charged with accepting money and property worth more than 25.71 million yuan.

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

He allegedly took advantage of his position to benefit organizations on matters related to business cooperation and project contracting between 2003 and 2017, when he successively held different posts.

Ji was also charged with misappropriating artworks worth about 12.24 million yuan, which belonged to a public gallery under his supervision, the prosecutors said.

The trial was attended by more than 70 people including Ji's family, legislators, political advisers, press and members of the public.

The verdict will be announced in due course.

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