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Jan 29, 2019 08:00 PM
POLITICS & LAW

Gansu Officials Who Traded Sex for Power Arrested on Graft Charges

Jiang Baohong, the former vice mayor of Wuwei, Gansu province, is accused of having “improper interests such as trading sex for power.” Photo: VCG
Jiang Baohong, the former vice mayor of Wuwei, Gansu province, is accused of having “improper interests such as trading sex for power.” Photo: VCG

On Jan. 21, two officials from the city of Wuwei in Northwest China’s Gansu province were arrested on corruption charges: former Vice Mayor Jiang Baohong, and her one-time superior, former Party Secretary Huo Ronggui. The two had been expelled from the Communist Party and removed from their posts 11 days earlier.

The Gansu Province Commission for Discipline Inspection released findings of an investigation into Jiang and Huo on Jan. 10. The findings said that during Jiang’s political career, she had “seriously violated political discipline,” falsified evidence, and accepted invitations to high-end banquets. The investigation alleged that she had accepted gifts that may have affected the fair execution of her official duties, and may have accepted bribes.

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