Fang Guangyun, former party secretary of Zhanbei neighborhood committee in Hefei city (Anhui Province), is on trial for defrauding government of 63 apartments meant for relocated residents. Dubbed “Uncle House,” Fang also took $9,774 in bribes from residents to help them obtain houses fraudulently. Fang’s daughter and son-in-law were both jailed for five years in July for participating in the fraud scheme. http://epaper.ynet.com
Xu Runlong, former deputy transportation chief of Jiangxi Province, received a 2-year suspended death sentence for taking $2.9 million in bribes in return to grant highway construction contracts to bribers. http://news.xinhuanet.com
The government of Neixiang County in Henan province said it has lost contact with the director of local Civil Air Defense Office, Yang Hongyan. Yang has not been seen since February after he was investigated for misappropriation of public funds. http://epaper.jinghua.cn
Shenzhen-based businessman Chen Fujuan was retried for bribing local officials with $1.1 million in exchange for construction projects and government subsidies. Chen appealed against his eight-year sentence which was handed down in May. Chen alleged officials solicited the bribes from him and asked for leniency. http://gzdaily.dayoo.com
Chen Baihuai, former vice chairman of People’s Political Consultative Conference in Hubei Province, is being charged with power abuse and taking bribes while serving as the head of Hubei provincial Agricultural Department. Chen’s malpractice caused huge financial losses to the state. http://news.xinhuanet.com
Tan Li, vice governor of Hainan province, has been expelled from the party and dismissed from office after being found to have accepted bribes, engaged in lavish lifestyle and adultery. Tan was believed to be an associate of the fallen domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang. Tan built his career in Sichuan province where Zhou served as the provincial party chief in the late 1990s. http://news.xinhuanet.com
Hui Zhi is the Senior Manager for Content with the China Compliance Digest.