Chinese official with 22 properties given 11 years for bribes: Media
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese court sentenced a city official nicknamed "Property Uncle" for his large property holdings to 11 and a half years' jail on Thursday, domestic media reported.
Cai Bin, a mid-level bureaucrat in the southern city of Guangzhou, was convicted of taking 2.75 million yuan (S$566,000) in bribes.
The court "sentenced him to 11 and a half years in jail and fined him 600,000 yuan", China National Radio reported online.
Cai's wrongdoing surfaced after citizens began posting pictures of his assets, including luxury homes, on the Internet. He was said to have accumulated at least 22 properties.