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Xinhua: Bo Xilai Charged with Bribery, Corruption, and Abuse of Power

Xinhua reported that on July 25, the Jinan Municipal People’s Procuratorate, Shandong Province, filed charges with the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court against Bo Xilai for bribery, corruption, and abuse of power. 

“During the investigation, in accordance with the law, the prosecutors informed defendant Bo Xilai of his legal rights, questioned the defendant, and listened to the views of defense counsel that he appointed. The Jinan Municipal People’s Procuratorate indictment charged that the defendant Bo Xilai, as a civil servant, took advantage of his position, sought profit for others and illegally accepted extremely huge amounts of money and property from others; that he embezzled huge amounts of public funds; and that his abuse of power resulted in major losses to the State and the people. The circumstances are especially serious. According to the law he should be held and criminally prosecuted for taking bribes, embezzlement and abuse of criminal prosecution, and should be punished accordingly.” Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party Chief of Chongqing Municipality, Sichuan Province, has been in detention since April 2012. 

Source: Xinhua, July 25, 2013