MP Bo Xilai is indicted for corruption and abuse of power. His indictment includes bribery for personal gain. The 65-year old politican had been placed in detention since April 2012.
Bo Xilai had an earlier allegation as he was removed before as a party chief in Chongqing for “serious disciplinary violations”. His trial is highly anticipated in China. His indictment paper was received in a Jinan Court, which would reveal the story behind the politics of his actions.
The indictment also shows that Bo took advantage of his position to receive great profits to provide higher profits for companies, businesses and individuals. He is also said to have embezzled large amounts of government money and have abused his power that compromises public and national interest.
Bo Xilai had implemented several beneficial laws in China, including a law and order campaign that had thousands of suspected gangsters arrested. However, critics note that Xilai’s campaign also targeted political adversaries involved in such activities. He spent millions on social housing projects.
His deputy also confessed to the US consulate in Chengdu in February regarding the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood by Bo Xilai’s wife, Gu Kailai. Gu was arrested with family aide Zhang Xiaojun in April for poisoning the British businessman who died in Chongqing hotel due to poisoning.
Xilai has not yet commented on any of the allegations or his wife’s case. However, his lawyer claims that Bo denies all allegations and wishes to have an open trial.