Corrupt Guizhou road chief executed
Updated: 2005-12-17 07:09
The former head of the Communications Department of Southwest China's Guizhou
Province was executed on Friday for taking huge bribes, according to the Supreme
The former road chief of Guizhou Province Lu
Wanli (C) stands for trail on corruption charge, April 2004.
Guiyang Intermediate People's Court meted out the death sentence in April
2004. The supreme court re-examined and approved the execution, which was
carried out in the provincial capital of Guiyang, Xinhua reported.
According to the court verdict, Lu Wanli, 61, took more than 25.59 million
yuan (US$3.16 million) in bribes from June 1998 to January 2002 when he was the
provincial transport chief and general manager of the provincial expressway
development company. In addition, he failed to account for another 26.51 million
yuan (US$3.27 million) of property, said the supreme court.
Lu fled abroad in January 2002 using a false passport, but was later arrested
and deported to China.
Liu Fangren, former secretary of the Guizhou Provincial Committee of the
Communist Party of China, was sentenced to life imprisonment in Beijing in June
last year for taking bribes of 6.61 million yuan (US$799,000) of renminbi and
(China Daily 12/17/2005 page1)