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Courts try 2 high-ranking officials for bribery; 1 sentenced to 15 years in prison

By Zhang Yi ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-04-21 07:16:07

Zhang Yue, the former top official in charge of political and legal affairs in Hebei province, was tried on charges of taking bribes of more than 157 million yuan ($22.8 million).

The bribery case was tried in open court at Changzhou Intermediate People's Court in Jiangsu province on Thursday, the court said in a statement on its website.

Zhang was accused of accepting bribes between 2008 and 2016 during which time he held several senior positions in Hebei, including as the provincial police chief.

Courts try 2 high-ranking officials for bribery; 1 sentenced to 15 years in prison

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