China says former top officer took 'huge' amount of bribes

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Posted: Apr 05, 2016 6:25 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former top officer in China's military took a "huge" amount of bribes and will now be prosecuted, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday.

Guo Boxiong, 74, was a vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission until he stepped down in 2012.

The government announced a corruption probe into Guo last July.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)