washingtonpost.com on December 08, 2011 reported that the former boss of Beijing’s sprawling airport has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for taking bribes to arrange jobs and set up corrupt business deals. State media said Thursday that Zhang Zhizhong was convicted in neighboring Hebei province of receiving more than 4.7 million yuan ($740,000) in illicit payments between 1996 and 2009. He reportedly took the bribes in the form of gold ingots, Chinese and foreign currency, and debit and gift cards. Zhang’s predecessor had also been convicted of massive corruption, for which he was put to death in August 2009.
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