Former Shanxi legislator stands trial for graft
Updated: 2016-02-24 16:57
A former senior legislator in north China's Shanxi province stood trial on Wednesday for accepting bribes.
Jin Daoming, formerly vice chairman of the Shanxi Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee, was accused of taking advantage of his position when he served in senior Communist Party of China posts in Shanxi from 2007 to 2014 to "seek interests for other people" in the process of coal mine mergers, official promotions and disciplinary inspections.
A statement from the Intermediate People's Court of Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, where Jin pled guilty in a public trial, said the former Shanxi legislator had received bribes worth over 120 million yuan (about million U.S. dollars) in both cash and goods.
The court was adjourned and the verdict will be announced at a later date, the statement said.