Former Interpol President Sentenced To Prison In China For Corruption
Added 01-21-20 11:06:02am EST - “Meng Hongwei, the global police agency's first Chinese president, disappeared in 2018 only to turn up in custody in China. Meng pleaded guilty last year to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.” - Npr.org
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Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei, seen here during a 2017 address in Singapore, has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in China for bribery. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption
Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei, seen here during a 2017 address in Singapore, has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in China for bribery.
The former president of Interpol has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison. Meng Hongwei, the first Chinese national ever to assume the presidency of the French-based international law enforcement organization, received his 13 1/2-year sentence for corruption Tuesday in a Chinese courtroom.
Meng pleaded guilty last year to using his position in China to finagle more than $2 million in bribes between 2005 and 2017. Prior to his 2016 election as Interpol president, he served more than a decade as China's vice minister of public security.
Meng's prison sentence caps a time in the international public eye that was about as dramatic and tortuous as it was brief.
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