Ex-official gets 15-year sentence
Updated: 2016-01-13 08:22
By Reuters(China Daily)
China's former vice-minister of public security, Li Dongsheng, was jailed for 15 years for accepting bribes, a court announced on Tuesday.
Dozens of officials in the government, military and State-owned enterprises have been brought down in a sweeping anti-graft campaign over the past three years under President Xi Jinping.
Li went on trial in Tianjin in October, charged with illegally accepting almost 22 million yuan ($3.5 million) worth of assets, Xinhua News Agency reported at the time.
Authorities also confiscated 1 million yuan in personal assets, China Central Television said on its microblog.
Xinhua said on Tuesday that Li had abused various posts he held since 1996, including one as a deputy head of CCTV.
Listing his crimes, Xinhua said Li "sought improper benefits", including "handling major accident liability" for a person named Zhao Lifu.
Li kept close to 5 million yuan and passed the rest to his brother, Li Fusheng, the news agency said.
Li said in court that he would not appeal, according to CCTV.
(China Daily 01/13/2016 page5)