China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate reported that Xiao Yi, the former Vice Chairman of the Political Consultative Conference of Jiangxi Province, was suspected of receiving bribes and abusing power on Dec. 7.
Investigation files were turned over to prosecutors for review and prosecution. A few days ago, a wanted order was issued. Xiao Yi is the first official accused of being involved in crypto mining activities by the Shuangkai Bulletin.
The announcement also said that Xiao Yi helped those individuals having close relationships with him, and he used their positions to engage in illegal money-making activities. He was also involved in money exchanges and arbitrarily made decisions to carry out large projects. At the same time, he interfered in judicial actions and used his power to gain personal benefits.
Xiao Yi is the first senior provincial and ministry official to be fired in Jiangxi this year. He is the third person to be investigated after the 19th CCP Congress. Before him, two former officials faced investigation and punishment. They are Li Yihuang, the former Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province, and Shi Wenqing, Former Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress.
Xiao Yi is the eighth person to be investigated and handled by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Previously, Xiao’s two subordinates were also fired.