A court in China has sentenced the former head of Interpol to 13.5 years in prison

Суд в Китае приговорил бывшего главу Интерпола к 13,5 годам тюрьмы

The people’s court for the middle level of the city of Tianjin in Northern China on Tuesday was sentenced to 13.5 years of imprisonment the former head of Interpol, former Deputy Minister of public security Meng Humvee. This was announced by China Central television.

According to him, the defendant expressed no desire to appeal the verdict and did not appeal, he must also pay a fine of 2 million yuan (around $292 thousand at current exchange rates).

Man Humvee accused of corruption and abuse of power. According to the investigation, being in the public post he received bribes in the amount of 14.46 million yuan (us$2.12 million). 7 October 2018, the Chinese authorities announced the arrest of a man Humvee on suspicion of violation of the law, and the Ministry of public security of China said that the former head of Interpol, is suspected of bribery and other crimes.

At the end of March 2019 China’s leadership expelled him from the Communist party, dismissed from public office. According to the request of the State oversight Committee Meng Hongwei found guilty of “serious violations of party discipline”, April 24, the Supreme people’s Procuratorate of the PRC adopted the decision on his detention.