China police chief sacked after reality fraud reports
AFPBEIJING -- A Chinese police chief has been sacked after reports he owned hundreds of houses and a false identity card, state media said Wednesday in the latest scandal to fuel public outrage over corruption.
February 7, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Zhao Haibin was stripped of his public offices for “engaging in business deals using a fake identity card,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the Lufeng city government in the southern province of Guangdong.
Authorities had decided to carry out a comprehensive investigation into “the problems the media has exposed,” it said.
Zhao, a senior police officer and local Communist Party official, made headlines Tuesday in media reports saying that a businessman accused him of having amassed 192 houses in Huizhou, with others in Shenzhen and Zhuhai.
The case is the latest of a series involving officials owning multiple houses with different identity cards and residence permits.