Chinese Police Chief Gets 15 Years

Wang Lijun, former police chief, was sentenced to 15 years for defection, abuse of power, taking bribes and bending the law for personal gain. Wang brought a scandal that shock China’s political structure last year when he fled to the American Consulate and revealed that Gu Kailai, the wife of a senior party chief, had killed a British businessman. Gu was recently sentenced to death with a two-year suspension and her husband is being investigated. In his trial, Wang was accused of helping to cover up the murder, and taking bribes—a charge which his lawyer disputed.