China jails former senior military officer for life in graft case

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 6:17 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A military court in China on Monday jailed for life a former top military officer for corruption, state media said.

Guo Boxiong was a vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission until he stepped down in 2012. Last year, the government said it would prosecute him for graft.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)