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383 officials in bribery probes

THE city investigated 383 officials for alleged corruption and bribery last year, the chief Shanghai prosecutor said in his annual report at the Shanghai People's Congress yesterday.

Chen Xu, prosecutor general of Shanghai People's Prosecutors' Office, said 336 bribery cases had been confirmed in 2009 involving 279 million yuan (US$41 million).

Fifty eight suspects were on or above division level, Chen said. A potential further economic loss of 167 million yuan had been prevented, Chen said.

Meanwhile, 31 officials are being investigated in 27 cases of wrongdoing. Five are above division level.

Ying Yong, President of Shanghai Higher People's Court, said 287 officials were sentenced for corruption, bribery or malfeasance last year, 5.3 percent fewer than in 2008. Two of them were at bureau level and 47 were division level officials, Ying said.

Among them, former Putuo District Director Cai Zhiqiang is facing court for allegedly accepting more than 2.8 million yuan in bribes, the Shanghai No. 2 Prosecutors' Office said earlier this month.

The prosecutors said the 46-year-old took advantage of his positions to accept bribes from companies and individuals. Cai was arrested and transferred to prosecutors last December.

Also last December, Yan Shunjun, retired former deputy director of the city's Environmental Protection Bureau, was jailed for 11 years and fined 100,000 yuan for taking bribes worth 1 million yuan between 2003 and 2008 during his term from seven contractors.

On February 3, 2009, former vice governor of Pudong New Area, Kang Huijun, was jailed for life for bribery by Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court.

Kang received 6 million yuan in bribes and also illegally owned at least 11 million yuan worth of property with his wife, Wang Xiaoyin, the court said.

Wang was given a five-year term and about 18 million yuan of the couples' net worth has been repossessed by the government.

Yin Kunneng, former office director of the Putuo District government, is being prosecuted for allegedly accepting about 700,000 yuan in bribes.


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