More senior officials in Shanghai were investigated for corruption in 2015 than the year before due to intensified efforts to fight corruption, the city’s chief prosecutor said yesterday.
Prosecutors investigated 428 people in connection with 363 corruption cases, including seven bureau directors and 51 department directors, about 40 percent more than in 2014, Chen Xu, chief prosecutor of the Shanghai People’s Prosecutors’ Office, said in his annual report to the Shanghai People’s Congress.
The bureau directors investigated included Dai Haibo, former deputy secretary-general of the city government. He has been charged with taking bribes worth over 3.24 million yuan (US$346,000) along with more than US$39,000 and HK$300,000 (US$38,500).
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