MILITARY TO TRY FORMER GENERAL FOR BRIBERY
BEIJING A former top Chinese general will be tried in a military court on charges he took bribes, the county’s military said Tuesday, in what is believed to be the highestlevel prosecution of a military figure in decades.
Military prosecutors have proof that Guo Boxiong, pictured, and his family took advantage of his position and accepted bribes, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Citing prosecutors, it said Guo, 74, confessed to the bribery charges.
The announcement ensures a swift trial, conviction and what is likely to be a heavy penalty against the former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper quoted an unidentified source as saying Guo had accepted a total of 80 million yuan ($16.3 million) in bribes.