Report: Former Beijing mayor paroled – AP

 Dayart Aponline 46020.97China-Corrupt-Mayor.Sff From AP, via seattlepi.nwsource.com:

Former Mayor , the highest-ranking Communist Party figure to be jailed for corruption, has been released on medical parole after serving eight years of his sentence, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Monday.

Chen, once one of China’s most powerful men as a member of the party’s ruling Politburo, was accused of helping loot the capital’s treasury of up to $2 billion in a case that came to symbolize high-level graft. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Chen, 76, was recently released to a Chinese military hospital for treatment of an unspecified illness, The South China Morning Post said, citing friends of the former mayor. [Full Text]

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