Official media in China said Tuesday that a Chinese court has sentenced a former supreme court judge to life in prison after a conviction on corruption charges.
The Xinhua news agency said 52-year-old Huang Songyou was convicted of taking more than $574,000 dollars in bribes from 2005 to 2008 by abusing his posts as vice president of the Supreme People's Court.
Huang was also found to have embezzled nearly $176,000 of public funds in 1997, when he was president of the Intermediate People's Court of Zhanjiang, a city in southern China's Guangdong Province.
He was sentenced Tuesday by the Intermediate People's Court of Langan City in northern China's Hebei Province.
The court also ordered Huang to be stripped of his political rights for life and all of his properties to be confiscated.