Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted and sentenced "on charges of taking bribes and dereliction of duty" at the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, the Xinhua News Agency said in a brief dispatch. No other details were given.
Zheng was fired in 2005 on charges he took up to US$780,000 in bribes to approve medicine that had not been tested to ensure its safety.
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This would perhaps curb those nasty politicians who think graft is part of the perks of the job no? Even if he is only a scapegoat..it sure would put a different slant on political corruption and how to deal with it.