Former Interpol Chief Admits Guilt In China Court Hearing

BEIJING, China, June 20 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Chinese state media said, former Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, admitted his guilt during a court hearing on Thursday (today), after prosecutors accused him of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.11 million) in bribes.

The court, in the northern city of Tianjin, will announce its verdict at a later date, the official People’s Daily said.

It is not clear who Meng’s lawyer is, and it was not possible to reach him or a legal representative for comment.

His wife, who has been granted asylum in France, has said, the charges against him are politically motivated.– NNN-AGENCIES