China: Former legislator sentenced to 14 years in jail

Meng Wei, former vice-chairman of the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the National People’s Congress, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for taking bribes.

Meng, also the former head of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, was fined 2 million yuan (around 285,800 U.S. dollars), according to the trial verdict of the Intermediate People’s Court of Xuzhou in east China’s Jiangsu Province.

The illicit gains he received in the form of bribes, and any interest arising from these, will be handed over to the state.

The original full article can be found at xinhuanet.com.

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