Former senior China energy executive jailed for 20 years for graft

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Posted: Oct 13, 2015 6:25 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court in central China on Tuesday jailed a former senior Chinese energy executive for 20 years for corruption, the latest official to fall in a sweeping anti-graft campaign.

Wang Yongchun was a deputy general manager at China's biggest oil company, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) [CNPET.UL], until he became caught up in a graft probe last year. He went on trial in July.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Judy Hua; Editing by Nick Macfie)