Cor­rup­tion fugi­tive on In­ter­pol’s red no­tice re­turns home

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Ren Biao, one of China’s most wanted fugi­tives, has re­turned to China and turned him­self in to po­lice, the anti-cor­rup­tion watch­dog said Sat­ur­day.

Ren, 44, for­mer “ac­tual con­trol­ling share­holder” of Daluo en­ergy sup­plies com­pany in East China’s Jiangsu Prov­ince, fled to the Caribbean na­tion of Saint Kitts and Ne­vis in Jan­uary 2014 af­ter be­ing ac­cused of fraud­u­lently ob­tain­ing loans and fab­ri­cat­ing fi­nan­cial bills, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion.

In April 2015, In­ter­pol is­sued a “red no­tice” on 100 fugi­tives wanted by China. Many of the fugi­tives were for­mer gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials or em­ploy­ees of State-owned en­ter­prises.

Ren was ranked 92nd among them and the 42nd hav­ing re­turned so far.

On Fri­day, Yang Xi­uzhu, once of China’s most wanted fugi­tives who fled from China in 2003, stood trial for em­bez­zle­ment and tak­ing bribes.

Ac­cord­ing to the trial held by the Hangzhou In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court in East China’s Zhe­jiang Prov­ince, Yang, 70, took ad­van­tage of her gov­ern­ment posts in Wen­zhou to em­bez­zle more than 19 mil­lion yuan ($2.82 mil­lion) for per­sonal use from 1996 to 1997.

Prose­cu­tors ac­cused her of abus­ing her power to help oth­ers with land de­vel­op­ment, project pro­mo­tion, in­creas­ing con­struc­tion ar­eas and re­duc­ing ex­penses, and ac­cept­ing money and prop­er­ties worth 7.35 mil­lion yuan be­tween 1994 and 1998.

Yang re­turned to China in Novem­ber 2016 and turned her­self in, con­fess­ing to her crimes. Yang pleaded guilty and ex­pressed re­morse. About 50 peo­ple at­tended the trial, in­clud­ing leg­is­la­tors, po­lit­i­cal ad­vi­sors, jour­nal­ists and mem­bers of the pub­lic.

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