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Another Shanghai district leader arrested for corruption

A top official of the city's Putuo District was arrested today for taking large sums of money in bribes, according to city prosecutors.

Chen Meng, deputy chief of Putuo District, was stripped of his post on Tuesday after he was found guilty of bribery before he took the post in February.

The Shanghai Discipline Inspection Commission and prosecutors began to look into Chen's activities after receiving anonymous tips about Chen's bribe-taking.

Initial investigation showed that Chen took the advantage of his position as deputy chief of Songjiang District between January 2003 and February 2011 to help others win construction contracts and accept bribes from them in return.

Chen, 49, is a native of Jiangsu Province and a graduate from the Party School of CPC in Beijing.

Prior to the eight years he worked in Songjiang District, Chen had served as office director of Jing'an District government, deputy Party secretary of Jing'an District Property Management Bureau, and the general manager of Jing'an Properties Group.

Prosecutors said Chen was detained on September 20 and the investigation is ongoing.


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