In another controversy surrounding the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Liu Zhihua, the man who oversaw Olympic building construction and was charged with corruption, now faces a suspended death sentence for two years. His offenses include taking bribes, living an opulent lifestyle, and engaging in promiscuous activities.
If the defendant demonstrates good behavior after two years, his sentence may be changed to life imprisonment. The New York Times reports:
October 20, 2008 7:47 PM