Ling Jihua, Ex-Presidential Aide in China, Gets Life Sentence for Corruption

July 4, 2016 11:40 AM

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Ling Jihua, Ex-Presidential Aide in China, Gets Life Sentence for Corruption

BEIJING — The Chinese authorities have sentenced Ling Jihua, the top aide of a former president and Communist Party chief, to life in prison for corruption, according to the state news media.

Mr. Ling was found guilty on Monday of taking bribes, abuse of power and illegally obtaining state secrets, the news reports said. He is one of the highest-ranking Chinese officials to be jailed for corruption.

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