Top China Welfare Lottery Official Jailed For 11 Years Over Lost $108m

A former director of China’s Welfare Lottery Issuance and Management Centre has been sentenced to 11 years in prison amid the latest spate of corruption convictions handed out to a long list of officials with Welfare Lottery responsibilities.

The Beijing No. 2 People’s Intermediate Court in early January sentenced Wang Suying, 58, to 11 years in prison without parole and a fine. Wang has not appealed the verdict, business daily Caixin reported on Tuesday.

The report said that Wang’s corrupt conduct — based on charges of accepting bribes, abuse of office and possession of major assets of unknown financial origin — resulted in the loss of 750m yuan ($108m) from government coffers.

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