Ex-Chinese military official sentenced to death for corruption


Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former senior officer to death with a two-year reprieve for corruption, a media report said.

Gu Junshan, former deputy head of the General Logistics Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), was found guilty of embezzlement, accepting bribes, misuse of state funds, bribery and abuse of power, the Global Times reported.

He was charged in 2014.

He has been deprived of his political rights for life and had all his personal assets confiscated, a court statement said.

Gu was also stripped of his rank of lieutenant general, and all the illicit funds and materials involved will be confiscated, the statement said, adding that the military procuratorate had added the charge of bribery during the trial.

Gu served in the PLA since 1971. He was the Deputy Director of the PLA General Logistics Department from 2009 to 2012.