Beijing: Former Communist Party of China (CPC) vice chief of southwest China’s Sichuan province, Li Chuncheng, was prosecuted on Thursday for accepting bribes and abuse of power, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement.

The SPP has concluded its investigation and transferred the case to Xianning People’s Procuratorate in the central province of Hubei, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Charges were filed with Xianning Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday, according to the statement.

Prosecutors believe Li took advantage of his position to seek profit for others, accepted huge amounts of money and abused his power, resulting in substantial state losses.

Li was put under disciplinary investigation in October 2012 and the SPP started its investigation in April 2014.  Also in April 2014, he was removed from his public post and stripped of his membership of the CPC.

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