Aide To Former Chinese President Hu Jintao Jailed For Life: Report

July 4, 2016 8:44 AM

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Aide To Former Chinese President Hu Jintao Jailed For Life: Report

Beijing, China: An ex-aide of former Chinese president Hu Jintao has been jailed for life for corruption, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, official media reported Monday.

Ling Jihua pleaded guilty and said he would not appeal, Xinhua news agency said, citing the verdict of the First Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin, which held his trial in secret last month.

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