Former Vice Minister of Finance Zhang Shaochun was sentenced to 15 yearsimprisonment on first instance for bribery of 66.98 million yuan

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 Former Vice Minister of Finance Zhang Shaochun was sentenced to 15 yearsimprisonment on first instance for bribery of 66.98 million yuan


On the morning of May 13, 2019, the Second Intermediate Peoples Court of Beijing publicly sentenced Zhang Shaochun, former deputy secretary and Deputy Minister of the Party Group of the Ministry of Finance, to a bribery case and sentenced the defendant Zhang Shaochun to 15 yearsimprisonment and a fine of RMB 6 million yuan. The property and fruits of Zhang Shaochuns bribery shall be recovered according to law and turned over to the state treasury.

It has been ascertained through trial that from 1995 to 2018, the defendant Zhang Shaochun successively took advantage of his position as deputy director, assistant minister, deputy secretary and Deputy Minister of the general office of the Ministry of Finance, or of the convenient conditions formed by his power and position, and through the acts of other state functionaries, he managed enterprises, adjusted his position and enrolled his children. The illegal receipt of property amounted to 66,980,810,000 yuan.

The Beijing Second Intermediate Peoples Court held that Zhang Shaochuns action constituted the crime of accepting bribes. In view of Zhang Shaochuns ability to confess his crime truthfully, voluntarily hand over some facts of bribery crime that the case handling organ has not yet grasped, confess guilt and repent, actively return the stolen money and stolen goods, all of which have been recovered, with a statutory, discretionary and lighter punishment circumstances, and can be given lighter punishment according to law. The court then rendered the above judgment.

Source: Peoples Daily Author: Xu Jun, Editor-in-Charge: Su Honghong_NBJ9980