Bank official gets death for bribery
Updated: 2006-04-29 08:50
A former official from Beijing's Bank of Agriculture has been sentenced
to death, after being charged with taking bribes worth more than 10 million yuan
(US$1.25 million) and embezzling more than 4.32 million yuan, Xinhua news agency
Wen Mengjie, 49, was the official in charge of information technology at the
Beijing branch from February, 1999 to February, 2004.
He took advantage of his position in power, while purchasing electronic
facilities and software for the bank, by accepting bribes totalling 10.73
Wen also embezzled 4.32 million yuan in corporate funds, while he was in
charge of purchasing automated teller machines (ATM) for the bank.
The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court heard Wen's case. All of his
personal property and assets will now be confiscated.
A business corruption crackdown office for the city also announced the
verdicts of three others criminals yesterday.
Wang Yue, 37, will be jailed for 10 years for taking a bribe of 100,000 yuan
in July, 1999, while she worked for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic
Lu Yongqiang, 39, a former official of the China National Medicine and Health
Products Import and Export Corporation, will also be imprisoned for 10 years for
taking kickbacks from a Shanghai company on four occasions totalling 169,000
Former director of Beijing Telecommunication Facility Factory Yuan Xinhua,
51, was charged with taking a bribe of 100,000 yuan in January, 1999. He will
also be jailed for 10 years.