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Chinese sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes


Added 01-21-20 03:22:01am EST - “China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Chinese sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BEIJING (AP) - China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes.

Meng was elected president of the international police organization in 2016, but his four-year term was cut short when he vanished after traveling to China from France last October.

Interpol was not informed and was forced to make a formal request to China for information about Meng’s whereabouts amid suspicion he had fallen out of political favor with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Meng’s wife, who remains in France with their two children, has accused Chinese authorities of lying and questioned whether her husband was still alive.

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