Businessman linked to China's ex-security tsar sentenced to death - World

May 23, 2014 3:38 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A former mining magnate with suspected ties to the family of China's retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to death on Friday on charges of leading a gang on a crime spree spanning two decades.

The sentencing of Liu Han, handed down by a court in the central province of Hubei, was the culmination of one of the highest-profile cases against a private businessman since President Xi Jinping took office last year and began a campaign against pervasive graft.

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