China’s former Minister of Justice sentenced to de@th for taking bribes worth $16million

A former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua has been sentenced to de@th for corruption involving $16 million, with a two-year reprieve, by a court in China

According to AAnews, 67-year-old Fu was found guilty by the Intermediate People’s Court of Changchun in northeast China’s Jilin province. The de@th sentence can be commuted after two years in prison, the court ruling stated.

Fu who served as justice minister between March 2018 and April 2020 was accused of “taking advantage” of his position between 2005 and 2021, including accepting bribes totalling more than 117 million yuan (about $16.76 million) and “bending 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 de@th sentence, Fu’s sentence can be commuted to life in prison in accordance with the law.

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