CHINA: FORMER BEIJING AIRPORT BOSS EXECUTED
August 7, 2009: the former head of Beijing airport's management company was executed in China for corruption, state media reported.
An intermediate court found 60-year-old Li Peiying guilty in February of accepting almost $4 million in bribes and embezzling about $12 million in public funds over the past 14 years. It is unknown when the Supreme Court ruled or what method of execution was used. (Sources: Associated Press, 07/08/2009)