Tianjin court sentences Sun Zhengcai to life for bribery

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/5/8 22:08:40

Sun Zhengcai, former secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes worth over 170 million yuan ($26.7 million).

The First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin Municipality announced the sentence on Tuesday. He was deprived of his political rights for life and all his personal assets were confiscated. Sun was a former member of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

The court found between 2002 and 2017, Sun had taken advantage of posts to accepted money and assets worth over 170 million yuan.

Sun pleaded guilty, accepted the sentence and said he would not appeal.



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