One of China’s former top spy chiefs gets life sentence for taking US$15.8 million in bribes, insider trading

One of China’s former top spy chiefs has been sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption after being found guilty of accepting 109 million yuan (US$15.8 million) in bribes, and crimes relating to insider trading and forced share transfers.

Ma Jian, the former deputy head of China’s Ministry of State Security, was tried on Thursday at Dalian Intermediate Court in northeast China, where he was also fined 50.5 million yuan.

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