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Beijing deals with 200 duty crimes in 17 months

Updated: 2014-06-24 21:08
By CAO YIN ( chinadaily.com.cn)

Beijing prosecutors have tackled more than 200 cases of duty crimes in 17 months through May, the capital's top procuratorate said on June 24.

Prosecutors dealt with 201 cases, involving 236 people, from January 2013 through May this year, the authority said. It also showed that most of them involved corruption and embezzling public funds.

Among the suspects, 152 have been prosecuted, it said, adding that some suspects were high-level officials, such as those at the bureau level.

For example, Chen Zhoukun, former deputy director of No 15 Bureau under China Electronics Technology Group Corp, was prosecuted for embezzling over 25 million yuan ($4 million) of public funds in 2013, the authority said.

To better and effectively cope with the cases, the municipal prosecuting authorities established a database last year that has recorded 240 judicial documents, including indictments and judgments, since 2008, the statement said.

The database also covers inquiry videos and analysis reports of key cases from 2008 to 2012, the statement said.

In addition, prosecutors across the city opened report hotlines and websites for the public to provide clues, it said, adding that since 2013, prosecutors have received almost 5,000 tips involving duty crimes, up 8 percent in 2012.