Former Chinese mayor ‚Bulldozer Ji‘ given 15 years jail for corruption in latest anti-graft case

Publikováno: 13. dubna 2015

The former mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption, in the latest high-profile case under president Xi Jinping’s much-touted anti-graft drive.

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Ji Jianye | source: Reuters, file photo

Ji Jianye was found guilty of taking $2.37 million in bribes from 1999 to 2012, the Yantai Intermediate People’s Court said on its Sina Weibo microblog.

Authorities have also confiscated property worth $420,000 from the former mayor, who was nicknamed „Bulldozer Ji“ for his relentless promotion of construction projects in his city.

„The court was lenient in meting out punishment, as Ji admitted his guilt and showed repentance,“ the court said in a statement.

Photos posted by the court showed a remorseful-looking Ji, clad in a dark jacket and trousers, flanked by a tall police officer on either side.

The court is in the eastern province of Shandong, while Nanjing is the capital of neighbouring Jiangsu.

China typically holds corruption trials outside the area where alleged crimes took place, to separate accused officials from their local power bases.

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China typically holds corruption trials outside the area where alleged crimes took place, to separate accused officials from their local power bases.