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China ex-general Gu Junshan sentenced over corruption
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China ex-general Gu Junshan sentenced over corruption
10 August 2015

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33852753

A former Chinese army general has been given a suspended death sentence for crimes including bribery, abuse of power and misuse of public funds.

Gu Junshan is one of the highest-ranking officers to be tried since the president's crackdown on corruption in the military.

He had power over procurement and contracts. His misuse of funds was "immense", an official said.

Suspended death sentences are usually commuted to life imprisonment in China.

State news agency Xinhua reported that Gu, who was removed from his post of deputy logistics chief in 2012, has been stripped of his rank of lieutenant general and had both his personal assets and the proceeds of his illicit dealings confiscated.

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