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Former E China mayor sentenced to 14 years for graft

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-05 20:29

ZHENGZHOU - Yang Luyu, former mayor of Jinan, capital city of eastern China's Shandong province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for graft Friday.

The sentence was handed down by the Intermediate People's Court of Pingdingshan City in Henan province.

The court also fined Yang 2 million yuan (around 289,900 US dollars) and ordered all his illicit gains to be confiscated.

The court found Yang guilty of taking advantage of various posts in Shandong between 2004 and 2016 to assist entities and individuals in company projects, real estate development, land-related procedures and promotions.

In return, he accepted money and property worth more than 23 million yuan, personally or through his relatives, the court said.

Yang was given relatively lenient treatment as he cooperated with investigators, surrendered his gains, admitted guilt and repented, the court said.

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