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Former director admits to taking bribes

A FORMER director of the Zhabei District Education Bureau admitted taking bribes worth 535,000 yuan (US$78,331), Zhabei District People's Court said yesterday.

Huang Mengyuan, 61, was caught after he had retired. He had made major contributions to the district's education work but failed to resist the temptation of money just a few years before his retirement, the court said.

In May 2003, a local real estate company bought a plot on Baoshan Road from East China Normal University, planning to use it for commercial development. It later learned the plot was for an educational building only.

When the company learned that the district's education bureau was looking for a site for a secondary school, the company's manager, surnamed Zhuang, got to know Huang and managed to sell the plot to the bureau in early 2004.

Under the deal, the company earned a profit of 7 million yuan. Zhuang gave 500,000 yuan in cash to Huang to show his gratitude, the court heard.

The other bribe involved a friend of Huang's, Lin Wenxing. Lin was a manager of a company related to the bureau, in charge of purchasing school uniforms and textbooks for the district's schools.

Lin was due to retire in 2006 but asked Huang to persuade the company to continue hiring him. He rewarded him by paying 35,000 yuan for a set of rosewood furniture Huang had ordered, prosecutors said.

The court didn't announce a verdict after Thursday's hearing.


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