Corruption Trial Looms for China's Bo Xilai
Former pol accused of bribery, embezzlement
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2013 2:06 AM CDT
In this March 13, 2012 photo, then Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held at Beijing's Great Hall of the...   (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

(Newser) – Nearly a year after his wife was sentenced in the death of a British businessman, former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai is headed for a trial of his own. He has been charged with corruption, bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power, the BBC reports. The charges accuse Bo of using his job as a Communist Party official to "to seek profits for others," while he himself received an "extremely large amount" of cash and property, the charges say, per the Wall Street Journal. Internal records suggest he'll be tried—probably starting next month, an insider says—for taking $3.2 million in bribes and embezzling $800,000, among other abuses.

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Jul 25, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
Well, he should have ask our Congressman how they do that, so he could avoid getting caught. I am sure they would have pointed him the right way.
Jul 25, 2013 8:57 AM CDT
In China, they execute corrupt politicians and government officials....Maybe we should import that Idea. Only problem, we would be without most of our government.
Jul 25, 2013 6:19 AM CDT
I'm sure hell receive a fair trial in China. He will soon be making Nike knock-offs.