Saturday, August 30, 2014

Former N China deputy mayor given death penalty with reprieve

A former deputy mayor of Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve over charges of malpractice and corruption on Friday.

The Baotou Municipal Intermediate People's Court on Friday heard the case of Bo Liangen, who was accused of taking bribes of 38.97 million yuan (6.34 million U.S. dollars), 90,000 U.S. dollars and 5,000 euros, as well as taking advantage of his positions in multiple cities in the autonomous region.

He was also deprived of political rights for life with all property confiscated, according to the court.

Bo caused huge losses of more than 84.17 million yuan to the country due to his crimes, the court said.

Bo appealed in court. Endi

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