Zeng Zhiquan, former head of the Guangdong Provincial United Front Work Department, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday for accepting 140 million yuan ($20.3 million) in bribes.
According to the Intermediate People’s Court of Fuzhou in Fujian province, from 2004 to 2017 Zeng took advantage of his positions as deputy director and director of the Guangdong Financial Bureau to help companies and individuals obtain land for development and construction projects.
In return, he accepted huge bribes.
He was given a lenient punishment after confessing his crimes and returning his illicit gains, the court said in the statement.
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