Chinese ex-banker sentenced to 3 years' jail for ID fakery
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced a former banking official who amassed a real estate empire of at least 45 properties under multiple fake identities to three years in jail, state media reported.
Gong Ai'ai was a former vice-president of a rural bank who came to be known as "Sister House" among the Chinese public and fueled public demands that officials declare their assets.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Gong was convicted on Sunday of charges of forging, buying and selling state identification papers. Calls to the court, Jingbian County People's Court in northern Shaanxi province, rang unanswered.
The prosecution against Gong is one of several high-profile anti-graft cases since Mr Xi Jinping became China's leader last fall with calls for renewed efforts to fight corruption.