An intermediate people’s court in Guizhou Province, southwest China, has found Liu Zili, former General Manager of leading Chinese liquor maker Kweichow Moutai Group, guilty of receiving bribes on August 24. The court sentenced Liu to 11 years and six months in prison and fined him 1 million yuan ($144,600).
His illegal gains, worth about 18.54 million yuan ($2,68 million), were also confiscated, the Qiannan Intermediate People’s Court said in its verdict.
From 2008 to 2018, Liu took advantage of his positions within the company to seek profit for others in matters such as obtaining management rights of Moutai liquor and approving quotas for purchasing the liquor. He took bribes directly or through his wife or daughter in return, the court said. Liu was arrested on suspicion of taking bribe in September last year and was expelled from the Communist Party of China in the same month.