The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 10, 2012
 

China sacks cop accused of keeping twin mistresses: State media

 
 

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese police chief accused online of keeping twin sisters as mistresses has been sacked, state media said on Monday, the latest official to fall in a sex and corruption scandal in China in recent weeks.

Mr Qi Fang, police chief of Wusu, a small city in China's northwestern Xinjiang province, was removed from his post after it emerged he kept twin mistresses and found them jobs in the police force, the state-run Global Times reported.

He arranged jobs for the women after he was promoted last year to run the local Public Security Bureau, which oversees the police, the report said.

Revelations about Mr Qi's mistresses first emerged on Chinese social networking websites last week, where users have also recently exposed several other lurid cases of corruption by low- and mid-level officials.