Au­thor­i­ties de­tail 3 of­fi­cials’ mis­deeds

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Yao Gang, vice-chair­man of the China Se­cu­ri­ties Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion, has been ex­pelled from the Com­mu­nist Party of China and dis­missed from pub­lic of­fice for var­i­ous wrong­do­ings in­clud­ing graft, the coun­try’s top anti-graft watch­dog an­nounced on Thurs­day.

Yao, 55, a na­tive of Wen­shui, Shanxi prov­ince, abused his power to seek ben­e­fits for others and ac­cepted “a huge amount” of bribes, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found that Yao took ad­van­tage of his post to help in­di­vid­u­als or com­pa­nies in or­der to raise his stand­ing in the eyes of in­flu­en­tial po­lit­i­cal fig­ures, and he ob­structed in­ves­ti­ga­tions and failed to re­port per­sonal in­for­ma­tion in ac­cor­dance with rules, ac­cord­ing to the CCDI.

Yao’s il­le­gal gains will be con­fis­cated and his case will be handed over to pros­e­cu­tors.

In an­other case, Huang Xing­guo, former mayor of Tian­jin, was in­dicted on bribery charges in He­bei prov­ince, ac­cord­ing to the Supreme Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate on Thurs­day.

The SPP said in a state­ment that Huang, 62, abused his power to gain ben­e­fits for others in re­la­tion to the pro­mo­tion of of­fi­cials, and ac­cepted bribes of cash or prop­erty. He will stand trial at the Shi­ji­azhuang In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court.

In ad­di­tion, Wu Tian­jun, a former se­nior of­fi­cial in He­nan prov­ince, pleaded guilty to graft at a court hear­ing in Hubei prov­ince on Thurs­day.

A former mem­ber of the stand­ing com­mit­tee of the CPC He­nan Pro­vin­cial Com­mit­tee, Wu was ac­cused of ac­cept­ing money and valu­ables worth more than 11 mil­lion yuan ($1.6 mil­lion) per­son­ally or through others be­tween 2004 and 2015.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Wu, the former head of the com­mis­sion for po­lit­i­cal and le­gal af­fairs of the He­nan Pro­vin­cial Com­mit­tee, used his po­si­tions to help others with busi­ness op­er­a­tions and pro­mo­tions.

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