According to the Shandong Provincial Higher Peoples Court, on the morning of January 24, 2019, the first instance of the Intermediate Peoples Court of Dezhou City, Shandong Province, opened a public hearing on the case of Zhang Jianhua, former member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial Peoples Congress and former vice-chairman of the Interior and Judicial Committee, who accepted bribes and Abu The Peoples Procuratorate of Dezhou City sent people to court to support the public prosecution, and the defendant Zhang Jianhua and his defenders attended the court to participate in the lawsuit.
The Peoples Procuratorate of Dezhou City accused Zhang Jianhua of planning for relevant units or individuals by taking advantage of his position as Vice Mayor of Yantai City, Mayor of Dongying City, Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Shandong Provincial Committee of the CPC, or by taking advantage of the convenience conditions formed by his authority and status, through the acts of other state functionaries from the Spring Festival of 2002 to August of 2018. Providing assistance in examination and approval, project promotion, post promotion, etc., and illegally accepting other peoples property directly or through their specific stakeholders, amounting to RMB 7.37 million. From September 2006 to February 2011, Zhang Jianhua, acting as the acting mayor and mayor of Dongying City, violated the relevant regulations and abused his power, resulting in financial losses, especially serious circumstances and adverse social impact. He should be prosecuted for bribery and abuse of his power.
During the trial, the procuratorial organ presented relevant evidence, the defendant Zhang Jianhua and his defender conducted cross-examination, and both sides fully expressed their opinions under the chairmanship of the court. Zhang Jianhua said he had no objection to the facts of the crime charged in the indictment and confessed his guilt and repentance in court at the time of his final statement.
Representatives of the National Peoples Congress, members of the CPPCC, invited supervisors, media reporters and the masses from all walks of life attended the hearing by more than 40 people.
After the trial, the court adjourned the trial and handed down the judgment on a selective basis.
Source: Zhao Yaping_NN9005, Responsible Editor of Beijing Youth Daily