China sentences former government official to life in prison for accepting bribes Addison Morris at 2:05 PM ET
[JURIST] China's Nanjing Intermediate People's Court issued a life sentence on Saturday to Huang Sheng, the former provincial deputy governor of Shandong Province, for accepting almost $2 million in bribes from 21 organizations and numerous individuals between 1998 and 2011. In addition to life imprisonment, Sheng was also stripped of political rights for life [China National News report] and ordered to confiscate his personal assets. Sheng voluntarily confessed to taking bribes and returned his illegal gains to the appropriate authorities.
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