BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Li Jia, former Party chief of Zhuhai City in south China's Guangdong Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for multiple offenses including graft.
Li, also a former Standing Committee member of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, "severely violated political discipline and rules," the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Li formed cliques for private gain and showed "ostensible obedience," it added.
He also violated organizational rules by providing falsified information to Party organs and violated related rules when appointing officials, according to the statement.
Li abused his power and took advantage of his post to seek profits for others and accepted bribes, it added.
He connived with his relatives, allowing them to use his influence to seek "huge profits" for themselves. He also traded his power and money for sex, according to the CCDI.
He flouted frugality rules introduced at the end of 2012 by abusing public funds for high-end recreational activities and private trips.
Li's case will be handed over to prosecutors, it said.
The CCDI announced it was investigating Li in March last year.