Wang Lijun sentenced to 15 years in prison

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A Chinese court sentenced Wang Lijun to 15 years in prison for bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking Monday morning.

Wang, Chongqing’s former vice mayor and police chief, was charged with several crimes and received a combined punishment for all offences.

The verdict was announced by the Chengdu City Intermediate People’s Court in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

Xinhua

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