China: China jails former senior judge for life in graft case

Author(s): Ben Blanchard | Date: February 16, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/c0TlwK | Type: Text

A Chinese court on Thursday jailed for life a former senior judge from the country’s highest court, after finding him guilty of corruption, state media said, the latest official to fall foul of a sweeping crackdown on graft.
Xi Xiaoming, a former vice president of the Supreme People’s Court, was put under investigation in 2015.
He was one of the most senior judicial officials ousted by President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign since the downfall of Zhou Yongkang, the former domestic security chief whose brief included law enforcement and courts.
Zhou was jailed for life in 2015.
State television said a court in the northern city of Tianjin found Xi Xiaoming guilty of accepting 115 million yuan (£13.4 million) in bribes between 1996 and 2015.

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