Former Justice Minister Sentenced to Death in China for $16.5 Million Bribes

On Thursday, the Chinese judiciary handed down a death sentence against former Chinese Justice Minister Fu Chenghua, with a two-year suspension. The verdict was handed down by the Changchun City, Jilin Province Intermediate People’s Court against the former Justice Minister in a corruption-related case.

The former minister was found guilty of “using his position and accepting bribes for personal gain, and concealing evidence of his younger brother’s alleged crimes.” As reported by China Central Television, the financial value of the bribes received by the minister amounted to 16.5 million dollars”, whose money was returned to the State.

It is reported that after a two-year pardon, the former minister could be commuted to life imprisonment, who served as deputy director of China’s Ministry of Public Security from 2013 to 2018, and minister of justice from 2018 to 2020. From October 2021 , the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in charge of the investigation into the investigation of Fu Qinghua on suspicion of corruption.