Chinese official gets death term for graftApril 24th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A former official in Chinese metropolis Shanghai has been sentenced to death for taking bribes exceeding 15 million yuan (around $2.5 million).
Chen Meng, former deputy chief of Putuo district, was sacked in September last year, when disciplinary inspectors found him guilty of bribery, the Shanghai Daily reported.
The man accepted the bribes after he was promoted to the job.
Prosecutors in a people’s court in Shanghai said the 49-year-old Chen took advantage of his position as deputy chief of Songjiang district between 2003 and 2011 to help others win construction contracts.
From 2004 to 2008, he received the bribes for land transactions and road and bridge projects.
He has, however, been given a two-year reprieve.
- Chinese official given death for taking bribe - Apr 27, 2012
- China official sacked, arrested for taking bribe - Sep 30, 2011
- Former police chief gets death for corruption - Jul 23, 2010
- Corrupt Chinese man hid in hills for eight years - Nov 15, 2011
- Former Chinese soccer chief goes on trial for graft - Apr 25, 2012
- China jails soccer officials for corruption - Feb 18, 2012
- Ex-Chinese land official gets death penalty - Dec 30, 2011
- Beijing tax chief gets death sentence - May 10, 2012
- 12-year jail for swindler in China - Apr 07, 2012
- Chinese policeman jailed for life over bribe - Jun 15, 2012
- Corruption cases on the rise in China - Sep 08, 2010
- Three more added to the list of corrupt referees - Dec 22, 2011
- Woman gets share of late lover's $5 mn lottery prize - May 31, 2011
- Police deny torturing China's former soccer chief - Apr 26, 2012
- China mine safety official gets life for bribe - Nov 18, 2010
Tags: 5 million, april 24, beijing, bribery, bribes, bridge projects, chinese official, construction contracts, deputy chief, graft, job, land transactions, meng, metropolis, prosecutors, reprieve, shanghai, yuan