A former senior poverty alleviation official was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve by a court in Beijing on Wednesday.
Fan Zengyu, former director of the foreign investment project center under the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, was convicted of taking bribes, embezzlement and swindling , according to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court.
Fan was found guilty of embezzling 2.6 million (425,000 U.S. dollars) donated by Ding Yuxin,a businesswoman known under the previous name Ding Shumiao, to the poverty reduction office of the central government.
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