Shanghai’s ex-Formula One chief, who was jailed for corruption last week, intends to appeal against his sentence, his lawyer has said. Yu Zhifei, credited with bringing Formula One to China, was given four years in jail for embezzling funds from a football club he ran in the 1990s.
His lawyer Zhang Tiefeng told Xinhua news agency he would be launching an appeal before the end of the week. Yu is one of a number of key Shanghai figures to be accused of corruption. [Full Text]
[Image: Yu Zhifei was caught up in a wider corruption scandal, from AP.]