Su Rong, former vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for taking bribes, by a court in east China’s Shandong Province.

He was deprived of his political rights for life, and all his personal property was confiscated, according to the verdict of Jinan Intermediate People’s Court.

Su took advantage of various official positions to offer business favors and promotions, accepting bribes worth over 116 million yuan (about 17 million U.S. dollars) either personally or through others from 2002 to 2014, the verdict said.

His abuses resulted in great losses of public property, and damaged the interests of the state and the people.

He also held a large amount of property from unidentified sources. Su’s property and expenditure exceeded his legal income and he could not explain how he obtained assets worth more than 80 million yuan.

Su said he will not appeal. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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