The Jinan Intermediate People’s Court continued to hear the case of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power involving Bo Xilai on Friday afternoon.
The 64-year-old Bo is former secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and former member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.
In the afternoon session, evidence included testimony of witnesses including Zhang Xiaojun, photographs of material evidence, confessions and the handwritten confessions of the defendant. They prove that through his wife and son, Bo received almost 4.43 million yuan from Xu Ming, to pay for international and domestic air tickets, accommodations and travel expenses, to pay off credit card debt, and to buy a Segway scooter.
The prosecutor, the defendant and his lawyers examined the evidence.
Facing key facts of the charges, Bo defended that the evidences were irrelevant. He said he had only a vague impression of amounts and no one had told him exactly how much money was spent. His lawyers expressed views on the truth of witnesses’ testimonies and the legality of the documentary evidences.
The prosecutor responded directly, pointing out that the defendant had expressed numerous conflicting views on key facts during his defense.
The prosecutor said that the evidences presented in court was taken legally from clear sources and should be examined comprehensively in the context of the entire case.
Wang Zhenggang, then director of the Dalian municipal bureau of urban and rural planning and land, appeared in the afternoon to testify on the embezzlement charge against Bo.
Wang was handled in a separate case.
The court will continue to hear the case on Saturday to maintain the continuity of the trial, as agreed by the prosecutor, the defendant and his lawyers.
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