Chinese Communist Party expels Nanjing mayor
The mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, attends a groundbreaking ceremony for Nanjing Yangtze River International Shipping and Logistics Service Centre in Nanjing, on July 13, 2013 - by -
Ji Jianye was found to have "received a huge amount of money and gifts either by himself or through his family members", the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement posted on its website.
It added that the former mayor was deemed "morally corrupt".
Ji -- who earned the nickname "Bulldozer Ji" for his promotion of construction projects in the city of eight million -- was sacked in October for "suspected serious disciplinary violations".
The term typically refers to the corruption that has become endemic in China.
A state-backed newspaper said at the time that he was investigated over economic corruption and construction projects, quoting sources as saying he awarded projects to a company he was connected to.
In China, expulsion from the ruling party is normally a precursor to criminal charges.
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