Ex-stats chief Wang Baoan gets life in jail for US$22m graft

China | 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

Search Archive

Advanced Search
November 2018
S M T W T F S

Today's Standard



Yearly Magazine

Yearly Magazine