Former President of Anhui Higher People's Court Zhang Jian pronounced on the first instance of bribery case

2021-09-15: [Original Article Link].

Xiamen, 14 Sep (Xinhua) -- on September 14, 2021, the Xiamen Intermediate people's Court of Fujian Province publicly sentenced Zhang Jian, former president of the Anhui Provincial higher people's Court, to accept bribes and sentenced Zhang Jian to 15 years in prison for accepting bribes, A fine of RMB 5 million was imposed; Zhang Jian's bribery and fruits were recovered and turned over to the state treasury. Zhang Jian said in court that he obeyed the judgment and did not appeal. After trial, it was found that from 1995 to 2019, the defendant Zhang Jian served as the deputy director and director of the Hubei Provincial Prison Administration, the deputy director and director of the Hubei Provincial Department of Justice, and the vice president of the Hubei Provincial Higher People's Court, the convenience of the president of the Anhui Higher People's Court and other positions, as well as the convenience of the formation of powers and status, to seek benefits for others in matters such as project contracting, personnel transfer, and trial of cases, illegal accepting bribes in the total amount of RMB 71.79 million yuan, of which 24.03 million million yuan has not been actually belongs to commit a criminal offence. The Xiamen Intermediate People's Court held that the defendant Zhang Jian's behavior constituted the crime of accepting bribes, and the amount was extremely large and should be punished according to law. In view of the fact that Zhang Jian received some of the property crimes, he was able to truthfully confess his crimes after he arrived at the case, took the initiative to confess the facts of most of the bribery crimes that the agency had not yet grasped, pleaded guilty and repented, and actively returned the stolen goods, most of the stolen money and stolen goods involved in the case have been recovered and have statutory and discretionary penalties, and they can be given a lighter punishment in accordance with the law. The court made the above judgment.

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