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Party kicks out official who owns 12 houses

AN official in eastern China has been expelled from the Communist Party of China for corruption and discipline violation.

Dai Guosen, former director of the Economic and Technological Development Zone of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, accepted bribes between 1997 and February 2009, engaged in gambling and lived an immoral life style, the Communist Party's Wenzhou committee said.

Dai had been arrested for taking bribes.

Dai is alleged to have taken more than 5 million yuan (US$731,595) in bribes to provide benefits to others for land use and approval during his tenure, Wenzhou's disciplinary inspectors said.

At Dai's home, investigators found more than a dozen house ownership certificates, dozens of luxury handbags, each worth at least 10,000 yuan, and dozens of kilograms of cordyceps, a precious traditional Chinese medicinal plant.

Dai's case was uncovered when authorities started an investigation into Yang Xianghong, former director of Wenzhou's Lucheng District. Yang left a delegation in Paris during a business trip last September and refused to return.

Yang was kicked out of the Communist Party and removed from his post.

His refusal to leave France sparked speculation that he fled because of possible corruption charges.


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