Former airport authority official sentenced to 12 years

Ke Jiayun
Between 2006 and 2017, Wu Jianrong took advantage of his positions to seek benefits for others and accepted bribes of more than 20 million yuan, according to local court.
Ke Jiayun

Wu Jianrong, former deputy Party secretary and chairman of the Shanghai Airport Authority, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for taking bribes and hiding assets in off-shore accounts, along with confiscation of 2 million yuan (US$285,751) of his property, the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court heard on Tuesday.

According to the court, between 2006 and 2017, Wu took advantage of his positions as deputy secretary of the CPC Shanghai financial work commission, deputy secretary-general of the Shanghai government and deputy Party secretary and chairman of the Shanghai Airport Authority, to seek benefits for others, and accepted bribes of more than 20 million yuan.

In March 2017, Wu, who served as deputy secretary-general of the Shanghai government, didn't report his wife's deposit of over HK$3 million (US$390,000), kept in a Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) account, when he was asked to declare his personal assets.

By surrendering himself to police and retuning the illicit gains, Wu earned a lenient penalty.

City's discipline inspection commission and supervision commission released on Tuesday that last year Shanghai had punished nearly 1,000 people who were involved in 466 cases related to violations of the eight-point provisions of the CPC Central Committee.

Last year the two commissions organized three series of inspection tours at 25 universities and 42 state-owned enterprises under the management of the city government, and found 1,247 problems. They made suggestions to those being inspected and related government authorities as well as making 22 reports and transferring 142 items of evidence.

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