China To Try Top Judge For Graft

From AFP:

One of China’s former top judges will be tried for taking up to four million yuan ($A652,000) in bribes, in one of the nation’s most high-profile graft cases, the state press says.

Huang Songyou, former deputy head of the Supreme People’s Court, will go on trial by the first week of March, making him the most senior judicial official to be tried since the establishment of new China in 1949, the Chongqing Evening News said on Sunday.

Huang, 52, is being accused of abusing power, enabling profit for others, taking bribes and living a “corrupt and lavish” life, the report said.

January 3, 2010 3:38 AM
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