China's then Central Military Commission former Vice Chairman General Guo Boxiong stands at attention during the playing of the national anthem before a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington in this July 18, 2006. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS/FILES
Reuters: China jails former top military officer for life in graft case
A military court in China on Monday jailed for life a former top military officer for corruption, stripping him of his title of general and seizing his assets, the latest prosecution in President Xi Jinping's drive against graft in the armed forces.
Guo Boxiong, 74, was a vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission until he stepped down in 2012. Last year, the government said it would prosecute him for graft.
The official Xinhua news agency said in a report also carried on the Defence Ministry website all of Guo's "illicit money and materials" had been confiscated and turned over to the state.
Guo's case was held behind closed doors as it involved military secrets, Xinhua said without elaborating.
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