'Uncle House' jailed in China

Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) A Chinese official who owned 22 houses through illegal means was sentenced to eleven-and-a-half years in jail Thursday.

The district people's court in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, convicted Cai Bin, a former senior police officer with Guangzhou's Panyu District, of accepting bribes totaling 2.75 million yuan (about $446,000) from 1993-2012, reported Xinhua.

Cai was dismissed from his post in October 2012 after public-spirited netizens highlighted his properties on the internet, claiming he had more than 20 houses.

Cai, who was nicknamed as 'Uncle House' by the netizens, stood trial in July.


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