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Court Upholds Life Sentence for Bo Xilai Aide

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Wu Wenkang was sentenced in November 2014 for using his public positions in Liaoning province and Chongqing to make money illegally.

Wu Wenkang was sentenced in November 2014 for using his public positions in Liaoning province and Chongqing to make money illegally.

A court in northeastern China has upheld a life sentence for a former aide of disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai.

Chinese state media said Wu Wenkang was originally sentenced in November 2014 for using his public positions in Liaoning province and Chongqing to make money illegally from local land development. Court documents released Monday show the court upheld the original verdict upon Wu's appeal.

Wu was chief aide to Bo, the former Communist Party boss in Liaoning province and later the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing. He was ousted from the party's decision-making Politburo and sentenced to life in prison for corruption and abuse of power.

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