China charges for­mer se­nior Party of­fi­cial Sun Zheng­cai

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Sun Zheng­cai, for­mer sec­re­tary of the Chongqing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC), has been charged with bribery, the Supreme Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate (SPP) said Tues­day.

The in­dict­ment pa­per has been de­liv­ered to the First In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court of Tian­jin by the first branch of the Tian­jin Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate. Sun is also for­mer mem­ber of the Po­lit­i­cal Bu­reau of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee.

The SPP trans­ferred Sun’s case to the first branch of Tian­jin Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate af­ter com­plet­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion ac­cord­ing to law.

Sun is ac­cused of tak­ing ad­van­tage of his posts to seek prof­its for oth­ers and il­le­gally ac­cepted huge amounts of money and prop­erty while serv­ing as CPC chief of Shunyi district, Bei­jing, Stand­ing Com­mit­tee mem­ber and sec­re­tary gen­eral of the CPC Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee, agri­cul­ture min­is­ter, sec­re­tary of the CPC Jilin Provin­cial Com­mit­tee, Po­lit­i­cal Bu­reau mem­ber of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and Party chief of Chongqing Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, ac­cord­ing to the in­dict­ment.

The prose­cu­tors have in­formed Sun of his lit­i­ga­tion rights, in­ter­ro­gated him, and lis­tened to his lawyer’s opin­ions, the SPP said.

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