Bo Xilai indicted for corruption


09:43, July 26, 2013

Bo Xilai, then-Chongqing Party chief, attends the closing ceremony of the annual session of the country's top political advisory body in March 2012, one of his last public appearances.ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY

Ex-Chongqing Party chief charged with embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power

Bo Xilai, former Party chief of Chongqing, has been charged with taking bribes, embezzlement and abuse of power, according to the Jinan People's Procuratorate in Shandong province.

Bo's indictment was delivered to Jinan Intermediate People's Court on Thursday.

According to the indictment, Bo abused his position as a civil servant to seek benefit for others and accepted bribes in the form of property and large sums of money.

He embezzled a large amount of public money and abused his power, seriously harming the interests of the State and people, the document said.

Bo has been informed of his legal rights and interviewed by prosecutors. His defending counsel has delivered its opinion, prosecutors said.

The CPC Central Committee announced in April 2012 it had suspended Bo's membership of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and the CPC Central Committee because he was suspected of being involved in serious disciplinary violations.

The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection filed the case for investigation.

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