JINAN, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Yang Fulin, former deputy commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, stood trial on Thursday at the Intermediate People's Court of Jinan City in east China's Shandong Province.
Yang, also a former standing committee member and secretary of the commission for political and legal affairs of the Communist Party of China committee of the corps, was accused of taking bribes.
Between 2001 and 2020, Yang took advantage of his various former posts to assist others in matters such as project contracting, job promotion and legal cases, in return for which he illegally accepted money and gifts worth 30.49 million yuan (about 4.41 million U.S. dollars) either directly or through his relatives, according to prosecutors.
The prosecutors, the defendant, and his lawyers cross-examined evidence and gave their respective accounts.
In his final statement, Yang pleaded guilty and expressed remorse.
The verdict will be announced in due course. ■