Thursday, December 20, 2007

Death sentence for TN Waltz-like crimes in China


A Chinese court has sentenced former prosecutor Li Baojin to death after convicting him Wednesday of accepting bribes and embezzling money. Li was found guilty of accepting $760,000 in bribes over a 10-year period while he worked as chief prosecutor and deputy police chief in Tianjin, as well as embezzling $1.9 million from the prosecutor's office. A court official, speaking anonymously, said that the death sentence will be suspended for two years, after which the sentence could be commuted to life in prison if Li demonstrates good behavior.