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Former Sichuan political advisor tried for bribery

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-11 19:06

NANCHANG - The former top political advisor in Southwest China's Sichuan province went on trial for taking bribes on Tuesday.

Li Chongxi, former chairman of the Sichuan provincial committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, stood trial at the intermediate court of Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi province.

Prosecutors accused Li of taking advantage of his posts to seek benefits for local companies and accepting money and valuables worth about 11 million yuan ($1.7 mln).

Li confessed to his crime during the trial, the court said. It did not announce the verdict immediately.

Prosecutors announced an investigation into Li in September 2014, when he was removed from his post and expelled from the Communist Party of China.

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