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Former Yunnan vice governor expelled from CPC

English.news.cn   2014-08-06 09:38:05

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shen Peiping, former vice governor of southwest China's Yunnan Province, was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office following a graft investigation, a party discipline inspection agency said Wednesday.

The investigation found that Shen took the advantage of his post to seek profits for others, accepted "a huge amount in bribes" and committed adultery, said a statement from the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Shen seriously violated CPC discipline and is suspected of breaking the law, the statement said.

His case has been handed over to prosecutors, it added.

Also on Wednesday, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced it has decided to investigate Shen for alleged bribe-taking.

The investigation is under way, according to an SPP statement.

The top procuratorate has taken "compulsory measures" against him in accordance with the law.

Compulsory measures that may be taken by judicial organs include issuing a warrant to compel a suspect to appear, bail pending trial, and residential surveillance, according to the Criminal Procedure Law.

The CCDI announced the investigation into Shen for suspected serious violations of discipline and laws in March.

Editor: Yang Yi
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