Senior energy official indicted for graft

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-6-1 14:17:45

Wei Pengyuan, an official who was found to hiding more than 200 million yuan ($32.36 million) in cash at his house, has been indicted for alleged bribery, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Monday.

Wei, former deputy head of the coal department of the National Energy Administration, was indicted by local prosecutors in north China's Hebei Province. He was also charged with amassing huge income from unclear sources.

Xu Jinhui, a senior prosecutor of the SPP, confirmed last year that it was the largest case in terms of ill-gotten cash since the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949.

Wei was placed under investigation last May following the discovery of the hidden cash.

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