Top Inner Mongolia Official Sentenced For Bribery

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Regulatory & Compliance

3 March, 2020


In December 2019, the Dalian Intermediate People's Court issued the verdict concerning Xing Yun's bribery case. Xing Yun, the former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes worth RMB 449 million between 1996 to 2017. Xing will be sentenced to life imprisonment at the end of the two-year reprieve, and will not be allowed to commute the sentence or be granted parole. 


Xing was held to have taken advantage of his numerous positions and offered assistance to individuals and companies for promotion and project contracting, respectively, in exchange for the bribes. It is reported that a lighter punishment had been given to Xing for his confession, return of the illegally gained assets and disclosure of evidence of other people's corruption.


The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission commenced investigation against Xing in October 2018. He was subsequently expelled from the Communist Party in April 2019.


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