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China Corruption Blotter (November 30, 2012)

A former Lishui City (Zhejiang Province) Police Security Enforcement Team vice captain identified as Ji was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and his colleagues Zhou and Li were sentenced to five and half years and three years respectively for taking bribes to provide protection for an illegal gambling den. According to reports, gambling den owners Zhou and Zhao gave the policemen more than $19,000 and 250 cartons of luxury cigarette Chung Hwa worth approximately $32,000.

Wang Baolin, law enforcement squadron captain of Baiyun District (Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province) Taihe Town Urban Management Bureau, was charged in court for having more than $3.2 million in his bank account after just two years as captain. His official annual income was approximately $22,000. He defended his actions by saying that he had to accept the money, as it was given by people with power and he couldn’t afford to offend them.

Liu Wei, son of Beijing Chaoyang District deputy mayor Liu Xiquan, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for corruption involving more than $800,000. In collaboration with his father and businessman Zeng Nengcai of Beijing SymboShine Hotel Supplies Co. Ltd., Liu was said to have defrauded demolition compensation funds by forging demolition and renovation receipts for a project in Chaoyang District. Zeng was sentenced to 14 years in jail; the elder Liu will be tried separately.

Chongqing Public Security deputy director Tang Jianhua was officially removed from his position on November 21 following an announcement by the municipal government. Tang was reportedly detained in August on suspicion of corruption.

Liu Di, a customer service associate with China International Intellectech Corp Foreign Enterprises Service Branch, was recently sentenced to 11 years in jail. Prosecutors said Liu collaborated with personnel from China PTAC Communications Services Co. Ltd. to forge salary and insurance information of China PTAC employees. In the process, the collaborators reportedly misappropriated US $166,379 of public funds meant for social security.

Former Lingyuan City (Liaoning Province) Finance Bureau director Yuan Guoping was sentenced to ten and half years in jail and had properties confiscated in Lingyuan City (Liaoning Province) and Sanya City (Hainan Province). Prosecutors charged that from 2001 to 2007 Yuan abused his position to solicit bribes from 43 companies and one individual. There was no mention of what Yuan provided in return for the money he received.


Chua Guan Cheong is a senior journalist with the FCPA Blog membership area and the China Compliance Digest.

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