25 Coincidences of Busted Corrupt Officials, part one – Gao Fusheng

From People’s Daily Online via Yulun Jiandu, translated by CDT:

A strange case happened at Urad Front Banner (乌拉特前旗) in Inner Mongolia. A retired official (科级) moved from an old house to a new one while leaving behind a savings account book with 470,000 yuan in it. While the old house was torn down, a migrant worker accidentally found the account book. An investigation found that the total amount of illegitimate property of this former cadre was 4.2 million yuan. The case was established on Sept. 6, according to the Beijing News.

Yuan Baowei (院保卫), 53, was lastly chief of the municipal science and technology bureau, prior to being party secretary for a township and a few senior positions at the municipal urban construction and forestry bureaus. Living a low-profile and thrifty life, Yuan smokes the cheapest cigarettes and has very simple décor at his home. It would be a miracle for the investigators to believe that this science and technology official at a poor place has such a fortune.

This is just one of the many forms of emerging, evolving intelligence on corrupt officials, along with the escalating anti- crackdown. Yuan would be called a “stashed (“Ëóè ÔºàËóèÂ≠òÊäòÔºâ”Âá∫Êù•ÁöÑ)” corrupt official.

“Divorced (“Á¶ª”Âá∫Êù•ÁöÑ),” like Zhang Xuefeng (º†Â≠¶Â≥∞), party secretary of a township in Zhumadian city of Henan Province, had a mistress. In order to marry the mistress, Zhang made up his mind to divorce his wife, who out of anger reported his 520,000-yuan account book to investigators. Verdict: death after two years.

“Killed (“ÊùÄ”Âá∫Êù•ÁöÑ),” like Lin Lishen (ÊûóÁ§ºÊ∑±), vice mayor of Wanning in Hainan Province. His wife was murdered at home, which led to police finding a great number of savings books, totaling 1 million yuan.

“Bombed (“ÁÇ∏”Âá∫Êù•ÁöÑ),” like Zheng Daping (ÈÉë§ßÂπ≥), deputy general manager of an oil company in Yan’an of Shaanxi Province. In early 2001, when Zheng’s only boss left the top job, Zheng threatened in an executive meeting that, if he is not elected the new boss, he would bomb the whole oil field. He was sent to the police department, and later was found to have pocketed 3.24 million yuan of public or company funds. He was the so-called “Yan’an #1 Corrupt Official.”

“Kidnapped (“Áªë”Âá∫Êù•ÁöÑ),” like Chai Benfu (Êü¥Êú¨Á¶è), a former executive/official with a power company in Jiaozuo City of Henan Province. After kidnapped for a ransom of half a million yuan, Chai’s family handed in a 500,000-yuan savings book to kidnappers, followed by another 500,000 yuan in cash to finally salvaged the man. The family did everything to cover up the kidnapping incident and refused to report the case to police. The abnormality attracted investigators and soon Chai was found to have taken bribes and amassed large amounts of illegitimate property. Verdict: 7 years. [To be continued, stay tuned]

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