Sun Zhengcai, a former Communist Party of China, CPC official once tipped for a top leadership position was on May 8, 2018 sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery, Chinese media reported. A former Politburo member, Sun is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive. He was found guilty of taking bribes of more than 26.7 million US dollars (about 15 billion FCFA). The 54-year-old, also the former CPC Chief for Chongqing Municipality, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. His “illegal gains” will be confiscated, reports said.
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