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Former Chinese deputy police minister sentenced for graft

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BEIJING (AP) — A former deputy police minister who was accused of leading a crime gang of government officials has received a death sentence with a two-year reprieve on charges of manipulating the stock market, taking bribes and other offenses. Sun Lijun’s conviction adds to a string of senior officials who have been punished for corruption. Some see the anti-graft crackdown launched after President Xi Jinping took power in late 2012 as politically motivated. The latest penalties come ahead of a meeting of the ruling Communist Party next month at which Xi is expected to try to break with tradition and award himself a third five-year term as leader.

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