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Former Chinese city mayor given 11-year jail term for bribery

(Xinhua)    10:06, December 28, 2018

LANZHOU, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The former mayor of a city in northwest China's Gansu Province has been sentenced to 11 years in prison and fined 1 million yuan (145,660 U.S. dollars) for taking bribes, a local court ruled Thursday.

Luan Kejun, former mayor of Lanzhou, was convicted of accepting cash, housing, and cars with the total value exceeding 10 million yuan (about 1.45 million U.S. dollars), as well as 110,000 dollars and 22,000 euros between 2002 and 2017, according to a statement by the Intermediate People's Court of Baiyin City.

Luan also served as mayor of Qingyang and vice mayor of Zhangye during the period.

Luan's illicit gains will be turned over to the state treasury.

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