China Says Senior Communist Gets Life Sentence For Graft

From AFP:

The former number two of the Communist Party in one of China’s most populous provinces has been sentenced to life in jail for massive graft, state media reported Wednesday.

Du Shicheng, previously the party deputy secretary in east China’s Shandong province, home to 93 million people, was sentenced Tuesday, the Xinhua news agency said.

Du, 57, was found guilty of taking 6.3 million yuan (875,000 dollars) in bribes in the period from 2000 to 2006, according to Xinhua.

February 6, 2008 5:10 AM
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