Graft fugitive turns herself in 22 years after fleeing China

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-22 22:38:11|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cheng Xuan, one of China's most wanted graft fugitives, has returned to China and turned herself in, 22 years after she fled overseas, the country's top anti-graft body said on Tuesday.

Suspected of duty-related crimes, Cheng was a former cashier of the Sinopec Finance Co., Ltd. before she fled overseas in January 1998, according to a statement on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and the National Supervisory Commission.

Anti-graft authorities started an investigation into Cheng's case in August 1998. She was listed on the Interpol Red Notice in June 2016.

The top anti-graft body also urged other fugitives to turn themselves in for a lenient punishment. Enditem