China vice mayor jailed for abuse of power: Report
SHANGHAI (AFP) - A former vice mayor of China's eastern city of Wenzhou was on Friday sentenced to three years in jail for abuse of power in a land deal, state media reported.
A court jailed Ye Jiren after he allotted a plot of land in Wenzhou to a private company against government rules for its use, the official Xinhua news agency said, quoting the court.
Wenzhou is known as a centre for private companies in China.
The move caused a direct economic loss of 116 million yuan (S$24 million) for the government, the report said, but gave no further details.