Chinese Court sentences former Justice Minister to Death for $16million worth of Bribes

A Chinese Court, the Intermediate People’s Court of Changchun in northeast China’s Jilin Province, has sentenced former Justice Minister, Fu Zhenghua to death for involvement in bribe.

Mr. Fu who was Minister of Justice between March 2018 and April 2020 will die in two years time as the court gave him a two year postponement to his sentence.

The court ruled that the 67-year-old who has been a public office holder since 2005, a office that he held till last year, accepted bribes totalling more than 117 million yuan (about $16.76 million). The court also said he used his office to bend the “law for personal gains.”

According to the report, the court stripped Fu of his political rights for life and confiscated all of his personal property.
“After the two-year reprieve for his death sentence, Fu’s sentence can be commuted to life in prison in accordance with the law, but no further reduction or parole shall be given to him,” according to the court ruling, as quoted by the Chinese public broadcaster CGTN.

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