01 Jan '12, 7pm

Suspect confesses in China corruption scandal - TODAYonline

BEIJING - Prosecutors said yesterday that they had indicted a former fugitive at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal and that he has confessed to bribery and smuggling. The move brings authorities a step closer to a conclusion in one of China's most lurid, long-running corruption cases in which the chief suspect fled to Canada in 1999 and fought extradition for more than a decade. China's state broadcaster CCTV reported that Lai Changxing, who was indicted in Xiamen, and other key members of the syndicated have confessed to masterminding a network that smuggled everything from cigarettes to cars and oil between 1996 and 1999. Chinese media have said Lai's alleged smuggling operation was valued at US$10 billion (S$13 billion). Before fleeing to Canada, Lai lived a life of luxury in China complete with a bulletproof Mercedes Benz. He is alleged to have run a man...

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