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China: Ex-justice minister sentenced to death for corruption 

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Market Desk (online): A court in China on Thursday sentenced a former justice minister to death for over US$16mn in corruption with a year reprieve.

Fu Zhenghua 67, was found guilty by the Intermediate People’s Court of Changchun in northeast Jilin province. The death sentence can be commuted after 2 years in prison, according to the court ruling. He served as justice minister between March 2018 – April 2020.

He was accused of “taking advantage” of his position between 2005 and 2021 including accepting bribes totaling more than 117mn yuan (US $16.76mn) and bending the law for personal gains.”

The court stripped Fu of his political rights for life and confiscated all of his personal property.

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