Ex-Official Charged in Use of Funds for Tomb

From Times Wire Reports

A former Chinese official is under investigation for building himself a lavish tomb using public funds, state media reported. Former state tobacco company deputy manager Feng Wenchao has been kicked out of the Communist Party and turned over to prosecutors, the official New China News Agency said.

Feng ordered the grave built in his hometown of Qianjiang between 1991 and 1998, the agency said. The grave covered 790 square yards and cost more than $12,000, the report said.