Guangzhou’s ‘Uncle House’ in corruption trial

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 July, 2013, 8:27pm
UPDATED : Friday, 26 July, 2013, 8:27pm

A Chinese government official accused online of corruptly accumulating 22 houses has stood trial, state media reported on Friday.

Cai Bin, a mid-level official in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, was accused of receiving 2.75 million yuan (HK$3.48 million) in bribes, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.

Cai’s alleged wrongdoing emerged after web users began posting pictures of his properties, some of which are luxury homes, on the internet, referring to him as “Uncle House”.

Prosecutors suggested Cai should be sentenced to between 11 and 14 years in jail, Xinhua said.

The court was due to announce its verdict at a later date, Xinhua said.