Chen Gang, a former vice mayor of Beijing, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of accepting 129 million yuan ($18.5 million) of bribes, the Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing in Jiangsu province said on its official social media account.
Chen expressed remorse in his final statement, the court said. A sentence will be announced at a later date.
The former vice mayor was labeled the “first tiger to fall in 2019” when authorities announced in January a corruption investigation of the former rising star. Details on his extravagant life have drawn high attention.
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