A former Chinese housing official is under investigation after allegations that his family owned 29 apartments were corroborated by the district government, theXinhua News Agency reported late yesterday.
Prosecutors in Zhengzhou, capital of central Henan province, will investigate Zhai Zhenfeng, the former director of the housing administration bureau in the city’s Erqi district, Xinhua said. The allegations, from a whistle-blower, were first posted on a microblog last week, the agency said.
Similar online revelations in recent months have brought down government officials who maintained extramarital affairs, bought property and luxury items or abused their power. Xi Jinping, the new head of the ruling Communist Party, warned top leaders in November that corruption could kill the party and ruin the country, the official China Daily reported at the time.
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