China targets 'degenerate' former provincial leader in crackdown on graft
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will charge a former provincial leader with graft following accusations of illegally accumulating wealth and being morally degenerate, the government said on Monday, the latest move in its crackdown on corruption.
Ni Fake was sacked as deputy governor of the poor landlocked eastern province of Anhui in June, and his case has now been turned over to the judicial authorities for prosecution following an internal party probe, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on its website.
Ni "used his official position to enrich others and to receive a massive amount of wealth directly or through relatives", the statement said.
Ni was also "morally degenerate", it added, without giving details, though this is often code for visiting prostitutes or keeping mistresses, both banned by Communist Party rules. He will be charged after being expelled from the party.