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China police chief 'who owns hundreds of houses' sacked

Published on Feb 6, 2013 12:20 PM
 

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese police chief has been sacked after reports he owned hundreds of houses and a false identity card, state media said on Wednesday in the latest scandal to fuel public outrage over corruption.

Zhao Haibin was stripped of his public offices for "engaging in business deals using a fake identity card", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Lufeng city government in the southern province of Guangdong.

Authorities had decided to carry out a comprehensive investigation into "the problems the media has exposed", it said.

Zhao, a senior police officer and local Communist Party official, made headlines on Tuesday in media reports saying that a businessman accused him of having amassed 192 houses in Huizhou, with others in Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

 
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