BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- A public prosecution has been initiated against former senior official Fu Zhenghua over suspected bribe-taking and bending the law for personal gains.
The Changchun Municipal People's Procuratorate in northeast China's Jilin Province recently filed a lawsuit with the Intermediate People's Court of Changchun, an official statement said Monday.
The lawsuit comes following the conclusion of an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission into Fu's case. He was formerly deputy head of the Committee on Social and Legal Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Previously, Fu had also served as head of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, vice minister of public security, and minister of justice.
The procuratorate charged Fu with taking undue advantage of his official authority or position to seek gains for others and illegally accepting a huge amount of bribes in money and valuables in return. Disregarding his duty as a judicial official, Fu engaged in favoritism for selfish reasons and purposefully shielded from criminal prosecution those he knew to be guilty.
Public prosecutors said that Fu should be held criminally responsible for committing the crimes of bribe-taking and bending the law for personal gains. ■