Huang Xingguo, former mayor of Tianjin, has been expelled fromtheCommunist Party of China and dismissed frompublic office.
Huang, 62, severely violated political discipline and the code of conduct of the Party, and broke laws, according to a statement issued onWednesday by theCentralCommission for Discipline Inspection, the country's top antigraft authority.
The statement outlined a litany of violations on Huang's part, including promoting officials counter to regulations, profiting fromgranting government positions, abusing power to reap large benefits and allowing his familymembers to use his influence for profit.
Huang violated government regulations on officials' overseas visits by taking unnecessarily large numbers of people with him as an entourage during his visits to foreign counties, which is a relatively new accusation for a CCDI disciplinary statement.
In September, hewas placed under investigation on suspicion of violating Party discipline and laws.
His case will be transferred to the judiciary, the statement said.
Huang had spentmost of his career in Zhejiang province, including serving as deputy governor of the province in 1998 and top official in Ningbo fromthe end of 1998 to November 2003.
Hewas appointed deputy Party chief and deputy mayor of Tianjin in November 2003.
Huangwas promoted to mayor in January 2008 and acting Party chief of the city inDecember 2014.