Former senior political advisor of Liaoning stands trial for graft

Liaoning stands trial for graft

JINAN, July 7 (Xinhua)– Li Wenxi, previous vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese Individuals’s Political Consultative Conference, on Thursday stood trial at the Intermediate People’s Court in the city of Tai’an, Shandong Province, on charges of accepting allurements.

Prosecutors said that between 2004 and 2021, Li had actually benefited from his numerous posts, consisting of positions as cops chief and a senior political advisor of Liaoning Province, to provide help to others in business operations, getting mining approvals, and averting criminal charges. In return, he unlawfully accepted money and presents worth more than 546 million yuan (about 81.41 million U.S. dollars).

The procuratorial company presented evidence at the trial. Li and his defense counsel cross-examined the proof, and both sides offered their respective full accounts. In his last statement, Li pleaded guilty and revealed regret. The trial was participated in by more than 30 individuals, consisting of lawmakers, political advisors, and representatives of the press and the public.

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