Former vice minister of finance Zhang Shaochun was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for taking bribes worth 66.98 million yuan (about 9.8 million U.S. dollars).
His illegal gains will be turned in to the national treasury. He was also fined 6 million yuan, according to a statement by the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court.
The court found that between 1995 and 2018, Zhang took advantage of his positions to benefit others in business, personnel promotion and school enrollment.
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