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Ally of China's former domestic security chief expelled from party

Published on Jul 2, 2014 4:54 PM
 
Ji Wenlin, then mayor of Haikou city, speaks at the opening ceremony of a yacht race in Haikou, Hainan province, in this file picture taken March 20, 2011. Ji has been expelled from the Communist Party after taking "huge bribes" and committing adultery, China's top anti-corruption body said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A former aide to China's embattled retired domestic security boss, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the Communist Party after taking "huge bribes" and committing adultery, China's top anti-corruption body said on Wednesday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said the case of Ji Wenlin would be handed over to prosecutors.

"Ji Wenlin took advantage of his position to seek benefits for others, solicited and obtained huge bribes and engaged in adultery," the CCDI said in a statement posted on its website, the first details of Ji's suspected crimes.

Ji is the latest in a string of Zhou allies to fall. Several of Zhou's associates have been held in custody and questioned about suspected corruption, including former Vice Minister of Public Security Li Dongsheng and Jiang Jiemin, who was the top regulator of state-owned enterprises for just five months until September.

 
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