Wu Zhen, former deputy director of the State Food and drug administration, was fined 1 million yuan for 16 years

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 Wu Zhen, former deputy director of the State Food and drug administration, was fined 1 million yuan for 16 years


On the morning of November 15, 2019, in the first instance of Chengdu Intermediate Peoples court, Sichuan Province, Wu Zhen, a member of the Party group, deputy director of the former State Food and Drug Administration and deputy director of the national health and Family Planning Commission, was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for bribery and a fine of 1 million yuan. Wu Zhen was sentenced to He is to be sentenced to nine years imprisonment, 16 years imprisonment and a fine of 1 million yuan. Wu Zhens bribes and fruits shall be recovered and turned over to the state treasury.

After the trial, it was found that from 1996 to 2018, the defendant Wu Zhen successively used the convenience of being the director of the drug administration of the Department of health of Jiangxi Province, the director of the drug administration of Jiangxi Province, the deputy director of the State Food and Drug Administration and the deputy director of the State Food and drug administration to provide assistance to relevant units and individuals in matters such as drug approval and employment of their children, The property received illegally, directly or through his relatives, amounted to 21.711 million yuan. Wu Zhen, the defendant, acted as the deputy director of the State Food and Drug Administration in 2009, and the deputy director of the State Food and Drug Administration and the deputy director of the national health and family planning commission from 2017 to 2018, engaged in malpractice for personal gain and abuse of power, resulting in significant losses to the interests of the state and the people, especially in serious circumstances.

Chengdu Intermediate Peoples court holds that Wu Zhens behavior constitutes the crime of bribery and abuse of power. In view of Wu Zhens attempted bribery of 12.2 million yuan, he was able to truthfully state the crime after his arrival, and actively explain the fact of bribery crime and part of abuse of power crime that the case handling organ had not yet mastered, and his bribery crime constituted surrender; he confessed his guilt and repented, and recovered part of the bribed money and stolen goods, which had statutory, discretionary or mitigated punishment circumstances, so he could be given a lighter punishment according to law. The court rendered the above-mentioned judgment.

Source: CCTV news client responsible editor: Dai Wenjia