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Fugitive surrenders before 'Fox Hunt' deadline

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-28 22:21

BEIJING - A fugitive suspected of economic crimes gave himself up on Thursday, only days before the Dec. 1 deadline of the "Fox Hunt" operation and potentially mitigated punishment.

Xu Yusuo, founder of a listed company in Shenzhen fled China in 2012. He voluntarily came back from Singapore and surrendered himself to border inspection personnel in Shenzhen, according to a statement from China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Friday.

Xu allegedly bribed a former Chinese railway ministry official and was placed under investigations in 2012. He fled to the United States and then to Singapore. The high-profile case brought down several ministry officials, including former railway minister Liu Zhijun.

According to the SPP statement, the authorities persuaded Xu to come back and Xu expressed his willingness to give himself in in a letter he sent to the SPP on Oct. 25.

The Ministry of Public Security said last week that they have seized 288 suspects in the international manhunt, among which, the ministry said, 126 turned themselves in.

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