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Wen Qiang was the most prominent among the officials charged in Bo Xilai's campaign against organized crime in the summer of 2009. He was the former Chongqing Public Security Bureau’s executive deputy head for 16 years and head of the city’s Judicial Bureau (Su Wei et al., 2011:26-27). He was also known as a crime-buster, having arrested notorious gang leader and bank stealer Zhang Jun in September 2000. Wen Qiang’s home reportedly sat on a 20 mu lot and had a market value of 30 million yuan (“Chongqing dahei gushi,” 2009)
Wen was charged with taking more than 12 million yuan ($1.76m) in bribes. He was also charged with repeatedly raping a university student. He was tried in February 2010, along with his wife, Zhou Xiaoya, and three other senior Chongqing police officials.
He was convicted and sentenced to death. His appeal in May 2010 was overturned, and he was executed in July.
His wife and the three associates were jailed.
- Wen'birth place according to sina.com (2010-02-01), also see china.com (2010-02-01)
- "China executes top Chongqing official for corruption". British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
- Fewsmith, Joseph (Spring 2010). "Bo Xilai Takes On Organized Crime" (PDF). China Leadership Monitor (32).
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