Fugitive stands trial on corruption charges

By CAO YIN (chinadaily.com.cn)      Updated : 2016-07-05

A suspect from China's list of 100 most wanted economic fugitives stood trial on suspicion of embezzlement and corruption at a Beijing court on Tuesday.

Sun Xin, 47, allegedly transferred "a large amount of public money" to a company account under his own name when he worked for a government administration from 2001 to 2008, according to Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court.

Sun, a former cashier of the then Beijing Bureau of Press and Publication, was brought back from Cambodia by Beijing prosecutors on June 8, 2015, after being on the run for almost seven years, the court said.

Interpol's National Central Bureau of China released a list of 100 people wanted worldwide in April last year, including 77 men and 23 women allegedly involved in corruption.

Sun's trial is still ongoing and a verdict has yet to be announced.