BEIJING, Aug. 14 -- A former provincial-level official in east China's Jiangsu Province has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for suspected party and criminal offenses, the top anti-graft body said Friday.
Approved by the CPC Central Committee, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) filed and investigated the case of Zhao Shaolin, former member of the standing committee of the CPC Jiangsu provincial committee and secretary-general of the provincial party committee.
Investigations found that Zhao seriously violated organizational and political discipline and rules of the Party, organized groups within the Party and exchanged favors for personal interests. Zhao disseminated remarks contrary to the CPC's aim of strictly governing the Party.
Zhao concealed his personal overseas travelling records, seriously violating self-discipline regulations, and helped his son's business by taking advantage of his public post.
The CCDI also found that Zhao seriously violated the party's discipline by giving his acquiescence and support to his son's private club, where he treated other officials on many occasions.
Zhao and his son bribed others, taking part in purchase of foreign exchange using deceptive means. The two acts are suspected criminal offenses.
In addition, Zhao also impeded the investigation by authorities.
According to the CPC's regulations, the CPC Central Committee approved the expulsion of Zhao from the Party and as well as the transfer of his case to judicial organs.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Friday that it had filed a case against him.
Zhao has been placed under compulsive measures, which include summons by force, bail, residential surveillance, detention and arrest.