Ex-stats chief Wang Baoan gets life in jail for US$22m graftChina | 1 Jun 2017 1:18 pm
The former head of China's statistics bureau has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking bribes equivalent to more than US$22 million over more than two decades.
The sentence against former National Bureau of Statistics head Wang Baoan was handed down by a court in Hebei province just outside Beijing.
It was among five newly resolved public corruption cases reported late yesterday by Xinhua involving a combined 488 million yuan in bribes and illicit gifts.
Wang was accused of trading political favors for money, sex, property and business concessions. -AP