Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Dateline: China

Police officer gets death penalty for bribery, bigamy

China executed a police officer for taking bribes and practicing bigamy Friday in Anshan, a city in northeastern province of Liaoning, according to the local public security bureau.

Lin Fujiu, 54, was sentenced to death on July 27 by the higher court of Liaoning Province for bigamy and amassing a personal fortune of more than 58.8 million yuan (about 7.08 million US dollars) in grafts and bribes.

According to the local public security bureau, Lin, though married, lived with another woman and had a son with her.

Lin, as former head of Neibao division affiliated to Anshan public security bureau, was nicknamed the "money bag policeman" for his huge amount of graft.