Former senior arbitration official jailed for corruption

Wang Kangwu was found to have received nearly 6.7 million yuan in bribes.

Wang Kangwu, former deputy director of Shanghai Arbitration Commission, has been sentenced to six and half years' jail for receiving nearly 6.7 million yuan (US$1 million) in bribes.

Wang committed bribery between 1994 and 2011, when he was a judge at Shanghai’s middle and high courts, deputy director of the district court of Jing’an, and a senior arbitration official, according to the Xuhui District People’s Court.

He took advantage of his posts and sought profit for others. In return, he took bribes of 6.11 million yuan as well as US$90,000, the court said.

As he confessed his guilt and returned all of the ill-gotten money, Wang was granted a lighter sentence. He was also fined 400,000 yuan.

Wang was placed under investigation by the city’s anti-graft body in March 2016.

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