BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Mo Jiancheng, a former senior disciplinary inspector, was handed a 14-year jail term after he was found guilty of taking bribes by a local court in a first-instance trial Wednesday.
The illicit money and goods seized as well as any interest were delivered to the national treasury, according to the verdict announced by the First Intermediate People's Court of Beijing Municipality.
He was also given a fine of 4 million yuan (about 589,000 U.S. dollars).
From 2000 to 2017, Mo held several positions in Tongliao, a city in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, later served as a member on the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Party chief for the city of Baotou, also in Inner Mongolia, and moved on to Jiangxi Province to serve several more posts there before he was appointed as the chief of the disciplinary inspection team sent by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to the Ministry of Finance and sat in the ministry's leading Party members' group.
During the period, Mo He took in money and goods worth more than 40 million yuan by himself or through his son from related organizations and individuals, and in return he assisted those organizations and concerned individuals in business operations, securing loans, project contracting and personal promotion, according to the court verdict.
The court said Mo took the advantage of his positions while serving in the public office in the above mentioned areas, accepted large amount of money and goods from others and sought benefits on behalf of them in exchange.
The court ruled that Mo was guilty of taking bribes.
Mo pleaded guilty and said he would not appeal his case.