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Ex-police chief gets 15-year sentence

By Xinhua in Chengdu ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-09-25 08:07:58

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced Wang Lijun to 15 years in prison and deprived him of his political rights for one year after finding him guilty of bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and accepting bribes.

Wang, the former deputy mayor and police chief of Chongqing, was charged with several crimes and received a combined punishment for all offenses, according to the verdict announced by the Chengdu City Intermediate People's Court in Sichuan province.

Wang was sentenced to seven years in prison for the charge of bending the law for selfish ends, two years for abuse of power, nine years for accepting bribes, and two years in prison and deprivation of his political rights for a year for defection. He received a combined punishment of 15 years in prison and deprivation of his political rights for one year.

Ex-police chief gets 15-year sentence

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