Former senior disciplinary inspector stands trial

BEIJING (Xinhua) – A former senior disciplinary inspector stood trial at the First Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing yesterday.

Mo Jiancheng was the former chief of the disciplinary inspection team sent by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to the Ministry of Finance, according to prosecutors.

He allegedly took advantage of his positions to assist certain organisations and individuals in business operations, loans, project contracting and personal promotion.

Mo was charged with accepting property worth more than 42.59 million yuan (6.2 million U.S. dollars) personally and through his son from 2000 to 2017.

The prosecutors, defendant and his lawyer cross-examined evidence and gave their own full accounts, said a statement from the court.

In his final statement, Mo pleaded guilty and expressed his remorse to the court.

Over 70 people including Mo’s family, legislators, political advisors, media and members of the public attended the trial.

The court will announce the verdict at a later date.