Anti-corruption storm knocked down 101 officials in Anhui Fuyang in 2005. The storm in Anhui continued in 2006 and was called the Loud Thunder and Fast Rain by People’s Daily. This time an Anhui official is facing to be in prison for his rest of life. From People’s Daily:
Zhang Shaocang, former head of a state-owned energy firm in east China’s Anhui Province, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes valued at nearly 10 million yuan (1.3 million U.S. dollars), a spokesman with a local court said on Sunday.
The Intermediate People’s Court in Fuyang has also deprived Zhang, former general manager of Anhui Province Energy Group Co., Ltd. and chief of the company committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), of his political rights for life and ruled all his personal properties would be confiscated. [Full Text]
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