Tuesday, October 2, 2012
China charged the former police chief of Chongqing with a battery of crimes including taking bribes and abuse of power, pushing ahead with its bid to mop up a political scandal that shook the Communist Party and led to the downfall of his boss, Bo Xilai.
Wang Lijun allegedly “neglected his duty and bent the law for personal gain” to shield Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, from charges that she plotted the murder a British businessman in November, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said. Gu was convicted last month of poisoning Neil Heywood with cyanide.
Posted by John MacHaffie at 8:14 AM