Former Deputy Governor of South China’s Guangdong province If Jigen sentenced to life in prison for corruption. About it reports Reuters.
Ex-official convicted of accepting bribes and abuse of office. Court of the city of Nanning was established that the man in the period from 1993 to 2012, while working in various positions in the government of Guangdong province received bribes for a total sum of 98 million yuan (of 14.43 million). If the verdict agreed and repented of appeals to serve he has no plans.
October 17, 2016, the court in the Chinese city of Baoding, Hebei province, sentenced the former Deputy head of the Department of the coal industry State administration of energy Affairs of the country to death, suspended for two years on charges of corruption. Wei Pinyuan from 2000 to 2014, has received bribes in the amount of 212 million yuan (about 31.5 million U.S. dollars).
April 18, last year it was reported that the Supreme people’s court and Supreme people’s Procuratorate of the China agreed that the death penalty will be applied against the officials who received the bribe, the amount of which exceeds 460 thousand dollars.
A full-scale campaign against corruption in China began after the election of the President of China in March 2013, XI Jinping. He urged to struggle with corruption, striking “and the tiger and the fly”, that is, sparing neither small, nor high-ranking officials.