An ex- deputy GM at China Mobile has been sentenced to death by Chinese authorities, having been found guilty of bribery. Zhang Chunjiang held senior positions at the Liaoning Provincial Postal Administration, China Netcom and during the period of 1994 and 2009, he took bribes totally US$1.16m. In this period, he was also a party chief in the local district.
He left afterwards to join China Mobile and was detailed in 2009 for corruption. A sweeping investigation into corruption in the Chinese telecoms sector was announced in May when it was announced that as many as 60 people were under investigation.
Chinese media reported that a number of those detained have had their passports confiscated by China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
The death sentence is suspended for two years and may be commuted to life imprisonment pending good behaviour, because Zhang confessed to the crimes, and the money was returned. In addition, Zhang has also been expelled from China’s Communist Party.
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