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.… Continue Reading
Peng Yaohua, former Huangshi (Hubei Province) deputy secretary-general, was sentenced to eight years for taking up to $139,544 in bribes and embezzled funds. Peng reportedly colluded with more than ten developers including Hubei Tonghui Investment Co.… Continue Reading
Two more officials have joined the rapidly expanding ranks of civil servants who have some explaining to do about their family’s real-estate holdings.
Recent months have seen a spate of officials, dubbed “property uncles and aunties” by online wags, exposed to public outcry for somehow having amassed (in some cases) dozens of properties on a humble government salary.… Continue Reading