Former Vice-mayor of Shanghai received 17 years for bribery

Ay Bazzoni

The court of the Chinese city Zhangzhou recognized the former head of the company Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. and the Vice mayor of Shanghai AI Baczyna guilty of accepting bribes. About it reports The South China Morning Post.

As has established a consequence, from 2000 to 2014, ay received a total of nearly six million dollars in bribes. According to the court all the money confiscated and the businessman and the officer sentenced to 17 years in prison. Such a relatively lenient sentence (as a rule, corrupt officials face death or life imprisonment) is due to the fact that he actively cooperated with the investigation, admitted his guilt and repented. In addition, it was found that the number of large sums were received by the relatives of the Traveler without his knowledge.

Ay Bazzoni was expelled from the party and removed from all his posts in January 2016, when the Commission on the verification of party discipline has convicted him in violation of the Charter of the Communist party of China.

According to his official biography, ay Bazzoni served as Chairman of Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. from 1998 to 2007. Thereafter, he was elected Vice-mayor of Shanghai, and remained in that position until 2013, when he headed the Shanghai free trade zone.

After the election of the President of China in March 2013, XI Jinping, urged to struggle with corruption, striking “and the tiger and the fly”, that is, sparing neither small, nor the most senior officials. Since then, the time dozens of officials have been punished for violation of party discipline and corruption.