Corrupt local official gets suspended death penalty

By Jia Xu (
Updated: 2010-05-28 16:22
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A former high-ranking provincial official was sentenced to death with two years' reprieve by the Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People's Court on Friday, reported.

Mi Fengjun, the former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of People's Congress of Jilin Province, was convicted of embezzling 6.28 million yuan (US$919,392). All his personal properties have been confiscated.