Ex-officials, firm heads to stand trial over graft
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.