China’s Former Energy Chief Gets Life in Jail for Bribery

December 10, 2014 11:27 AM

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The former head of China’s energy agency was sentenced to life imprisonment for taking 36 million yuan ($5.8 million) in bribes to approve projects, a Chinese court said.

Liu Tienan, 60, who ran the National Energy Administration, admitted to taking a lesser sum of 19 million yuan, according to postings on Langfang City Intermediate People’s Court’s microblog. Liu and his son Liu Decheng took the money from 2002 to 2012, receiving it in stocks, cars, cash, and a phan...

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