Ex-vil­lage head jailed for fraud

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

A for­mer vil­lage head was sen­tenced to 20 years in prison on charges of cor­rup­tion and fraud amount­ing to nearly 9 mil­lion yuan ($1.48 mil­lion). Gao Baohe, 45, for­mer head of Xini­uyu in Bei­jing’s Pinggu dis­trict, was ac­cused of fraud re­lat­ing to tourism projects from 2009 to 2012. Gao de­nied all charges and said he had been a good of­fi­cial.

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