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Former Yunnan official sentenced for taking bribes

Updated: 2015-12-03 14:57

BEIJING -- Shen Peiping, former vice governor of Yunnan province, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for accepting bribes worth around 16 million yuan (2.5 million U.S. dollars), a Beijing court announced Thursday a guilty verdict.

Two million yuan of Shen's personal assets will be confiscated, according to the ruling of the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.

Shen's real estate property has already been seized, the court said.

Shen pleaded guilty, saying not to appeal.

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