The accounts files of the poverty alleviation fund of Zhongshan Municipal Authority tell a story but investigators have spent the best part of a year trying to figure out the extent of Chen Zhixiang’s scam. Picture: Xinhua

How a grass-roots Chinese official used fake invoices and correction fluid to embezzle US$5 million

  • Investigators found embezzler’s ‘primitive’ schemes worked for 11 years
  • City official made people up and took money for claimants after their deaths
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The accounts files of the poverty alleviation fund of Zhongshan Municipal Authority tell a story but investigators have spent the best part of a year trying to figure out the extent of Chen Zhixiang’s scam. Picture: Xinhua
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