CHINA: CITY OFFICIAL EXECUTED FOR GRAFT
November 9, 2011: A city official convicted of graft was executed in China after the highest court approved her death sentence, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
It said Luo Yaping, 50, embezzled 32 million yuan ($5 million) of public funds earmarked for compensation for land requisition from 2004 to 2007 when she worked in the Fushun city government in northeastern Liaoning province.
The Supreme People's Court said in a statement that she also accepted 300,000 yuan ($47,000) in bribes from two real estate companies, Xinhua said. She was sentenced to death in December 2010 and unsuccessfully appealed the verdict in June. (Sources: AP, 09/11/2011)