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Corrupt Chinese official who used spy movie tricks to hide bribes jailed for 18 years

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A corrupt Chinese official who used tricks he learned from spy movies to hide his ill-gotten wealth has been jailed for 18 years for accepting more than 150 million yuan (US$22 million) in bribes.

Yang Guowen, formerly party secretary of the Jining district of Ulanchabu city in Inner Mongolia was recently found guilty by Tongliao Intermediate People’s Court of accepting bribes and failing to explain his wealth, Proc uratorial Daily reported.

The report said Yang had taken so much in bribes that he needed to find places to hide the proceeds, and was inspired by the movies to stash them in places such as chicken coops, coal sheds and disused water tanks.

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