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Jul 29, 2022 08:02 PM
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Former Justice Minister Admits at Trial to Taking Immense Bribes

Fu Zhenghua on trial at the Intermediate Court in Changchun, Jilin province, on July 28. Photo: CCTV screenshots
Fu Zhenghua on trial at the Intermediate Court in Changchun, Jilin province, on July 28. Photo: CCTV screenshots

China’s former justice minister Fu Zhenghua pleaded guilty on Thursday of taking “huge” bribes and bending the law for personal gain in “especially serious circumstances,” according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Fu, 67, was accused of bribery involving more than 117 million yuan ($17 million), received directly or through his relatives between 2005 and 2021, while serving as justice minister, deputy minister of public security, and chief of Beijing’s police force.

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