Former head and Party chief charged with corruption

A former head and Party chief of the Shanghai Administration of Work Safety has been charged with taking bribes and secretly distributing state-owned assets.

Qi Jun, 55, former head and Party chief of the Shanghai Administration of Work Safety, has been charged by the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Prosecutors' Office with taking bribes and secretly distributing state-owned assets to individuals, local prosecutors said.

Last year Qi was investigated and later dismissed from the Party, as well as being removed from his post, for serious violations of Party discipline.

According to the investigation, Qi allegedly ganged up with others to challenge the inspection given by authorities and was present at some feasts and entertainment events which may have affected the fair performance of his duty. He was also said to have lied about his own condition and received money and gifts from others, along with claims of "deals between power and sex".

The charges eventuated after suspicion that he took advantage of his post to seek profit for others after taking bribes from them, and that he distributed state-owned assets to individuals.

The illicit gains of Qi have been seized by local judicial authorities.

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