Ex-of­fi­cials, firm heads to stand trial over graft

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By XIN­HUA

China’s procu­ra­torates have filed for two for­mer se­nior of­fi­cials and two chair­men of large State-owned en­ter­prises to stand trial.

Ai Bao­jun, for­mer deputy mayor of Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, will stand trial for em­bez­zle­ment and ac­cept­ing bribes fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Zhangzhou Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate in Fu­jian prov­ince, the Supreme Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate said.

Ai was put un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion, the coun­try’s top anti-graft watch­dog, in Novem­ber last year.

Pan Yiyang, for­mer vicechair­man of the govern­ment of the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­tono- mous re­gion, will de­fend him­self against charges of ac­cept­ing and giv­ing bribes, which were brought by the First Branch of Tian­jin Mu­nic­i­pal Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate.

Pan was put un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Septem­ber 2014.

Guangzhou peo­ple’s procu­ra­torate has ini­ti­ated pros­e­cu­tion pro­ce­dures against Song Lin, for­mer chair­man of China Re­sources Group, who is sus- pected of em­bez­zle­ment and ac­cept­ing bribes.

Deng Qilin, for­mer chair­man of Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp, will stand trial on charges of ac­cept­ing bribes, fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Foshan peo­ple’s procu­ra­torate in South China’s Guang­dong prov­ince.

Procu­ra­torates in­formed the four de­fen­dants of their lit­i­ga­tion rights, ques­tioned the de­fen­dants and heard the opin­ions of their de­fense teams.

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