Chinese court jails former Sinopec president for 15½ years for corruption

Wang Tianpu attending a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on March 25, 2013.
Wang Tianpu attending a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on March 25, 2013.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A Chinese court has jailed Wang Tianpu, the former president of Sinopec Group, for 15½ years for graft, state television said on Tuesday (Jan 24), citing a court verdict.

Sinopec Group is the parent of oil major Sinopec Corp .