China ex-rail boss gets suspended death for graft

Associated Press
China ex-rail boss gets suspended death for graft

In this image made from China Central Television video, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun attends his sentencing at a courtroom at Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing Monday, July 8, 2013. The official Xinhua News Agency said Liu was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve by a court in Beijing on Monday. Such sentences usually are commuted to life in prison with good behavior. Liu, 60, who oversaw the ministry's high-profile bullet train development, was accused of taking massive bribes and steering lucrative projects to associates. Chinese characters at bottom reads "Former Railway Minister Liu Zhijun sentencing," "Taking bribes and abuse of power sentenced to suspended death sentence." (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video) CHINA OUT, TV OUT

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