Thursday, July 31, 2014   

Hunan local officials arrested over provincial election graft
(03-18 16:58)

Two former government officials in central Hunan Province have been arrested and are being investigated over an election scandal, local authorities said.
Zhou Chuzheng, former governor of Shigu District in the city of Hengyang and He Lufei, former director of the finance bureau in Leiyang City under Hengyang, were accused of buying votes in elections to the provincial legislature.
As of today, 60 people are facing a criminal investigation for disrupting the election of provincial lawmakers in Hengyang.
The scandal in Hengyang emerged on December 28 when the provincial legislature disqualified 56 provincial lawmakers suspected to have bought votes and announced that more than 500 lawmakers had been disqualified, dismissed or had resigned.
An investigation has shown that the 56 provincial legislators had offered 110 million yuan in bribes to 518 municipal lawmakers and another 68 staff.—Xinhua
   
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