Oct 11, 2016 – Pictures: Bai Enpei, Chinese Parliament Member, Former Communist Party Boss Given Suspended Death Sentenced With A 2-Year Reprieve For Collecting $37Million Bribe
A 70-year-old Chinese Lawmaker found guilty of bribery and corruption has been sentenced to death.
Ban Enpei, was accused of collecting 246 million Chinese Yuan ($37 million) bribe between Oct 2001 and August 2011.
He was handed a suspended death sentence with a two-year reprieve which means he may be put to death in two years time.
Typically, death sentence for convicts with good behaviour are converted to life imprisonment in China.
Ban Enpei will spend the rest of his adult life in jail if he didn’t commit any further offence.
His citizenship has been revoked as Chinese government seized all his personal properties.
The former Communist Party boss of Qinghai and Yunnan province got the verdict at Anyang City Intermediate People’s Court in Henan province.