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In Chinese corruption case that began with Ferrari crash, former top official faces prosecution

In Chinese corruption case that began with Ferrari crash, former top official faces prosecution

Former Chinese President Hu Jintao’s onetime top aide, who was sidelined from the upper echelons of power in 2012 after his son died in a spectacular Ferrari crash, has been expelled from the Communist Party and referred to courts for prosecution, state-run media said Monday. Party investigators found that Ling Jihua, who essentially held a role akin to White House chief of staff, had committed numerous violations of “party discipline,” the New China News Agency reported. The violations included taking bribes, committing adultery with multiple women, wrongly acquiring state secrets and using his position to obtain financial benefits for his relatives, the state-run news...

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