Former Chinese Police Chief Sentenced to Death in Gangland Case

The former police chief of Chongqing has been sentenced to death in the corruption crackdown in the city. The Guardian reports:

The case of Wen Qiang has been the biggest in a series of gang prosecutions in the south-western city of Chongqing that have featured lurid testimony about sex, corruption and the city’s violent underworld.

A report posted on the Chongqing News website said the Chongqing No 5 intermediate people’s court had passed sentence on Wen. Phones at the court rang unanswered.

Prosecutors had accused Wen of taking bribes worth more than 16m yuan (£1.5m) from gang members he gave legal protection to while he was director of the Chongqing municipal judicial bureau.

Wen, 55, told the court much of the money he had accepted was for “birthday and new year” greetings.

He was also found guilty of raping a university student in 2007 and 2008, Chongqing News reported.

Read more about the corruption crackdown in Chongqing, via CDT.


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