The story appears on

Page A2

December 26, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Society

Official who took bribes gets 11 years

A former deputy director of Shanghai's environmental protection bureau was sentenced to 11 years in jail yesterday for accepting more than 1 million yuan (US$146,400) in bribes to help companies obtain regulatory approvals.

Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court said the sentence took into consideration that Yan Shunjun, 63, had admitted his crime and returned all the money.

Yan, who retired in April last year, used to be in charge of environmental supervision, environment-related construction projects and radiation control.

He decided to take advantage of his position over the past decade to make money for his retirement, the court heard.

"I was afraid my life would not be as good when I retired as it was when I was working," he said. "I could not resist the temptation of the money."

The bribes amounted to 864,000 yuan, US$20,000 and 4,000 euros (US$5,700) in cash, the court heard.

The largest bribe -- 400,000 yuan -- came from Shanghai Huajing Environmental Protection Engineering Co Ltd. From 2002 to 2008, Yan helped the firm obtain a noise-control project from Shanghai Volkswagen and another noise-control contract for Shanghai's Outer Ring Road, the court heard.

In six other cases, Yan helped various institutions obtain environmental evaluation approvals and construction projects, prosecutors told the court.

Yan told the court he felt it reasonable at the time to accept money from companies and institutions because he had helped them. With his help, the companies and institutions earned huge profits.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend