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China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13 years in jail
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China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13 years in jail
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Beijing, Jan 21 (TIWN) A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei to 13-and-a-half years in jail after he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes worth over 14 million yuan ($2 million).

Meng Hongwei, who was the first Chinese head of Interpol, vanished on a trip back to the country from France in September 2018.  China later confirmed he had been detained as part of President Xi Jinping's drive against corruption.  Meng has admitted to taking more than $2m (£1.6m) in bribes.  The 56-year-old was also ordered by the Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People's Court to pay a fine of two million yuan ($289,540; £222,711).  The court statement said Meng would not appeal against the verdict.

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