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Former Beijing deputy Party chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-20 18:41
CHANGCHUN -- Lyu Xiwen, former deputy Party chief of Beijing, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes on Monday.

According to the court, Lyu was also fined 2 million yuan ($290,816), and her illegal gains shall be recovered and turned over to the state treasury.

Lyu was found to have taken advantage of various official posts from 2001 to 2015 to seek benefits for others. She accepted bribes worth 18.79 million yuan.

The Intermediate People's Court of Jilin city in Northeast China's Jilin province said it showed leniency as Lyu confessed to her crimes, expressed remorse and voluntarily returned illegal gains.

Lyu accepted the verdict, according to the court.

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