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Former leading Chinese general Fang suspected of bribery

AP  |  Beijing 

Chinese say a former of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department has been referred to military prosecutors on suspicion of bribery.

The official Agency says Fang Fenghui's case was transferred Tuesday to the PLA's criminal body, a move that virtual ensures his conviction at martial. Xinhua says he's suspected of both giving and taking bribes, formerly a common route to winning promotion and potentially enormous riches.

Fang dropped out of public view last fall, leading to speculation that he was the latest top to fall prey to Xi Jinping's wide-ranging crackdown on corruption.

Three former top generals have already been ensnared in corruption probes, including one who died of before trial and another who committed suicide.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:20 IST