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China Jails Aide of Former Security Chief for Corruption

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Former deputy governor of the southern island province of Hainan Ji Wenlin, seen in this Feb. 2014 file photo, was found guilty of receiving more than $3 million in bribes, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Former deputy governor of the southern island province of Hainan Ji Wenlin, seen in this Feb. 2014 file photo, was found guilty of receiving more than $3 million in bribes, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

A aide to China's former security chief was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for taking bribes.

Ji Wenlin, who formerly served as the deputy governor of the southern island province of Hainan, was found guilty of receiving more than $3 million in bribes, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

During that time Ji worked with former security chief Zhou Yongkang in the central government. Zhou, who was a former member of the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, is one of the highest ranking officials charged in China's sweeping crackdown on corruption which was instituted by President Xi Jinping.

Zhou was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.

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