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Ex-mayor jailed for corruption

China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-17 07:30

A former mayor in Hunan province who made headlines for drug use has been sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges.

Yueyang Intermediate People's Court handed down the verdict on Friday to Gong Weiguo, former mayor of Linxiang, after convicting him of taking bribes and abusing power.

Gong was investigated by police after accusations that he had used drugs in April 2015. Months later, he was expelled from the Communist Party of China and removed from his public post for "serious disciplinary violations", including corruption and drug use.

Ex-mayor jailed for corruption

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