Huang Yurong, one of China’s most-wanted fugitives, was brought home on Saturday from the US after surrendering herself amid the nation’s anti-graft crackdown.
Huang, who was No. 4 on China’s list of 100 overseas fugitives, returned to China under the escort of a police officer, reports said.
A former senior official at the highway department of Henan province, Huang fled to the US in 2002 after facing charges of bribery and embezzlement of funds.
Xinhua news agency reported that she was brought back home following cooperation between Chinese and American law enforcement officials.
After many years on the run, Huang returned voluntarily after “persuasion” by Chinese officials and with cooperation from Washington, the Communist Party’s discipline watchdog was quoted as saying.
She has promised to cooperate with judicial departments with regard to the investigation into her cases.
China launched a “Sky Net” campaign in April to bring back 100 suspects who are accused of economic crimes and have fled overseas.
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