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Six jailed in corruption case

September 24, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

China has jailed six former officials and business executives in connection with a graft scandal that toppled the Communist Party chief of Shanghai, a Hong Kong paper reported today.

The six were sentenced to terms from three years to life for taking or giving bribes and abusing Shanghai's social security funds, the mainland-controlled Ta Kung Pao newspaper reported.

Chinese officials say the six belonged to a web of suspected corruption centered on Chen Liangyu, the former party secretary of Shanghai who was sacked in September 2006 and now faces a criminal investigation.

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