Fang Guangyun, former party secretary of Zhanbei neighborhood committee in Hefei city (Anhui Province), is on trial for defrauding government of 63 apartments meant for relocated residents. Dubbed “Uncle House,” Fang also took $9,774 in bribes from residents to help them obtain houses fraudulently. Fang’s daughter and son-in-law were both jailed for five years in July for participating in the fraud scheme. http://epaper.ynet.com
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Peng Yaohua, former Huangshi (Hubei Province) deputy secretary-general, was sentenced to eight years for taking up to $139,544 in bribes and embezzled funds. Peng reportedly colluded with more than ten developers including Hubei Tonghui Investment Co. Ltd., Meidao Ruisheng Property Co. Ltd., and Huangshi Wenxin Property Company. His mistress, surnamed Dong, was sentenced to ten and a half years for profiting from Peng’s corruption. http://news.sohu.com
Two more officials have joined the rapidly expanding ranks of civil servants who have some explaining to do about their family’s real-estate holdings.