Hu Yifeng, former president of the Higher People’s Court of North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been investigated for alleged serious violations of discipline and law.
China’s top anti-corruption body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, made the announcement on April 22, more than four years after Hu’s resignation in January 2018.
Hu, second-level justice of communist China, became secretary-general of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region’s People’s Congress in January 2008 and served until January 2011.
In January 2011, he was promoted to be president and party branch secretary of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Higher People’s Court.
Hu, now 68 years old, retired in January 2018.
Many officials in Inner Mongolia have been investigated in recent years.
Ma Ming, vice chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Committee, was sentenced to life imprisonment in the first instance on February 17. He admitted to having accepted bribes of more than 157.8 million CNY (around $24.3 million)
NTD News reported from the mainland’s statistics that in 2021 alone, China’s top anti-graft watchdog investigated 52 department-level officials in Inner Mongolia. Fifteen of them were from the political and legal systems.
Some notable ones include Wang Guangyin, former director of the Executive Bureau of the Inner Mongolia High Court, and Jin Zhu, the former vice president of the High Court of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The investigation of Wang Guangyin and Jin Zhu was announced in April and October last year, respectively.