Feb 28, 2015

China gives ex-vice governor 17 years

A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges Saturday, a Chinese court said. Ni Fake, former vice governor of Anhui province, was found guilty of taking more than $2 ...

Feb 26, 2015

China's top court rails against Western model of judicial independence

China’s top court has urged officials from the ruling Communist Party to shun Western-style judicial independence, state media said on Thursday, as controls over the media, dissent and the Internet are tightened. The comments by China’s Supreme Court, Beijing’s latest attack on Western ideology, ...

Virginia ex-first lady sentenced to prison for corruption

Feb 21, 2015

Virginia ex-first lady sentenced to prison for corruption

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day in prison for her federal corruption conviction for taking bribes from a businessman. McDonnell, 60, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Spencer to two years of probation ...

Feb 16, 2015

China takes down senior leader amid anti-corruption campaign

Chinese authorities say a former vice chairman for the country’s top political advisory body has been expelled from the Communist Party and stripped of all government positions because of bribery. The Central Commission for Discipline Commission, the Communist Party’s top watchdog agency, said Monday ...

Feb 13, 2015

U.S., China to discuss repatriation of Chinese fugitives

Senior U.S. officials will meet in August with their Chinese counterparts to discuss the possibility of repatriating Chinese officials who have fled to America with billions of dollars of allegedly stolen government assets, according to a State Department official. The issue is a thorny ...

China executes businessman linked to former security tsar

Feb 9, 2015

China executes businessman linked to former security tsar

Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported. The High People’s Court in the central province of Hubei ordered the ...