Former military leader Xu Caihou expelled from CPC for graft

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-6-30 18:16:46

Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and his case was handed over to prosecutors, announced the CPC Central Committee Monday.

The decision was made at a meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, presided over by President Xi Jinping.

Investigations found that Xu took the advantage of his post to assist the promotion of certain people and accepted bribe personally and through his family members, said the statement issued after the meeting.

He was also found seeking profits for other people in exchange of money and properties, taken through his family members, the statement said.

"His case is serious and leaves vile impact," it said.

Xu had been under investigation for discipline violations from March 15 and his case has been handed over to the military procuratorate, the statement said.

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