Former senior military official dies of cancer after corruption probe

Source:Global Times Published: 2015-3-16 1:08:02

Xu Caihou

A former Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, who was investigated for corruption last year, died of cancer of the bladder on Sunday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Xu Caihou was said to suffer from multiple organ failure as his cancer had spread. He was said to have died in hospital.

The name of the hospital was not immediately revealed.

Xu was put under investigation for bribery in March last year.

In October, the military procuratorate finished its investigation into Xu's case and transferred all evidence in preparation for prosecution.

According to the 15th clause of China's Criminal Procedure Law, the military procuratorate will drop all charges against Xu. His illegal assets acquired through bribery and corruption will be handled in accordance with the law, Xinhua reported.

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