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Shijiazhuang (China) – Former deputy head of the coal department of China’s National Energy Administration, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on Monday for accepting bribes and holding a huge amount of assets from unidentified sources.


Wei Pengyuan, was found to have taken advantage of his posts between 2000 and 2014 to seek benefits for others, accepting bribes worth more than 211.7 million Yuan (about 31.4 million dollars).


According to the statement, Wei was also found to have possessed a large amount of assets from unidentified sources, which exceeded his legal income.

It said that after the two-year reprieve, Wei’s death penalty would be commuted to life imprisonment, and no further commutation or parole will be permitted.

The statement added that all his ill-gotten assets would be confiscated.

Wei was put under investigation in May 2014 on allegations of accepting bribes.

Investigators later found he was hoarding more than 200 million Yuan in cash at his home.

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  1. This is what I call governance. Can you imagine only $31.4 million and he was sentenced to death but Nigerian politicians are stealing billions of dollars and goes scout free with some of them even bragging about it. Can we ever attain this kind of status till the world ends with the way things goes in Nigeria

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  2. Imagine if he is a Nigerian, with the ill gotten fund he would bribe the judges and all charges would be thrown to the dust bin. He can then retire to UK or USA to enjoy the loot

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  3. Reason why China's economy is growing really fast. That is how to deal with corrupt officials. We must also learn it the hard way in Nigeria.
    KJoe

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  4. The lawmaker that was supposed to make such laws are the victim of the crimes.They wouldn't want to make laws that will come bck to hunt them. Honestly our constitution needs an urgent revision if we really want good governance.

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  5. THOSE SENTIMENTAL EVILS IN OUR DEAR COUNTRY NIGERIA WILL NEVER SEE THIS TO READ BUT CONDEMN OUR HARD WORKING PEOPLE OF DOING THE RIGHT THING. THEY WILL NEVER LIKE JUSTICE BECAUSE THEY SURVIVE IN AN UNJUST ENVIRONMENT.

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