China sentences ex-mayor of Nanjing to 15 years as anti-graft campaign rolls on

April 8, 2015 7:59 AM

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BEIJING – A former mayor of the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges as President Xi Jinping's anti-graft crackdown continues to gather steam.

State media reports say Ji Jianye also was fined 2 million yuan ($323,000) for taking bribes in exchange for doling out public works contracts and arranging job transfers.

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