Graft trial opens for former head of China's top energy group

April 13, 2015 5:32 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The trial of the former head of CNPC, China's top energy group, began on Monday, with charges of bribery, abuse of power and other corrupt practices making him the latest in a string of top officials hauled into court by an anti-graft campaign.

Scores of senior figures in the ruling Communist Party, the military and state-owned enterprises have been caught in President Xi Jinping's two-year war on corruption.

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