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Ex-minister of work safety gets 15 years for graft

By Xu Wei ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-02-22 07:26:59

Yang Dongliang, former head of China's work safety watchdog and a longtime Tianjin official, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on bribery and embezzlement charges by a Beijing court on Tuesday.

The former minister of the State Administration of Work Safety was also fined 2 million yuan ($290,000) and ordered to return his illegal gains by the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court, the court said in a statement.

Ex-minister of work safety gets 15 years for graft

Yang said during the hearing that he accepts the verdict and will not appeal to a higher court, the statement said.

Ex-minister of work safety gets 15 years for graft

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