BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- China's top disciplinary watchdog has named and shamed a number of junior officials in seven corruption cases that directly undermined the public interest.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said the cases involved extortion of state subsidies, embezzlement of poverty relief funds, misappropriation of compensation for land requisitions, and abuses of power.
In one case, five village committee employees in Beijing's Huairou District, embezzled a total of 34.84 million yuan (5.11 million U.S.dollars) between 2010 and 2014 from compensation for land acquisition.
The violators received punishments ranging from warnings, demotion, and expulsion from the CPC, to removal from public office. Cases involving suspected criminal offenses have been transferred to judicial organs.