Date
12 December 2017
Xu Jie was found to have abused his position by accepting bribes and also committed adultery, according to China's anti-graft watchdog. Photo: Shaanxi.gov.cn
Xu Jie was found to have abused his position by accepting bribes and also committed adultery, according to China's anti-graft watchdog. Photo: Shaanxi.gov.cn

Former petition chief expelled from party

A senior official in charge of China’s petitioning system has been expelled from the Communist Party for adultery, bribery and other “violations of law”, China Economic Net reported Friday, citing the country’s anti-graft watchdog.

Xu Jie, former deputy head of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, has been linked to a series of cases involving the handling of petitions that “severely violated party discipline and the law”, according to a statement on the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection website.

An investigation found Xu took advantage of his position by demanding and receiving large amounts of bribes. He also committed adultery, the statement said.

Xu will be handed over to judicial authorities and dealt with “in accordance with the law”. He was removed from his post in November last year after the anti-corruption agency launched an investigation into his affairs.

Xu, 59, studied economics at Renmin University. He became deputy chief of the bureau in 2005, according to his official biography.

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