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Ex-official gets death sentence

October 20, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A former Beijing vice mayor in charge of overseeing Olympic construction projects has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, a court clerk said.

The Intermediate People's Court in Hengshui, Hebei province, ordered the death sentence Saturday after finding Liu Zhihua guilty of taking bribes, said the clerk, who would give only his surname, Ma.

But if Liu shows good behavior for the next two years, his sentence will be commuted to life imprisonment.

Officials said Liu's misdeeds had nothing to do with the Olympic projects.

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