A Chinese court on Thursday jailed for life a former senior judge from the country’s highest court, after finding him guilty of corruption, state media said, the latest official to fall foul of a sweeping crackdown on graft.
Xi Xiaoming, a former vice president of the Supreme People’s Court, was put under investigation in 2015.
He was one of the most senior judicial officials ousted by President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign since the downfall of Zhou Yongkang, the former domestic security chief whose brief included law enforcement and courts.
Zhou was jailed for life in 2015.
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