Wang Min, former Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of northeast China's Liaoning Province and senior national legislator, has been expelled from the Party and dismissed from public office for serious breach of Party discipline, a statement said Wednesday.
During his time as Liaoning Party chief, Wang failed to properly supervise the provincial elections and was responsible for serious election fraud including vote buying, according to a statement from the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
Moreover, he had openly protested and violated frugality rules and spent public funds on expensive dinners, the statement said, adding he had resisted investigation against him.
Wang was accused of using his position and power to assist others in matters including promotions and business in exchange for money and property, or benefits for his family, which constitutes crime of bribe taking, the statement said.
Wang was vice chairman of the Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of the 12th National People's Congress after leaving the post of Liaoning Party chief.
Since he is a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee, the decision to expel him will be officially approved at the next plenary meeting of the CPC Central Committee, the statement said.
The CCDI announced its investigation into Wang in March.
Sanctions against Wang have been approved by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, according to the CCDI.
It was also decided that his illegal gains will be confiscated and his case transferred to judicial departments, the statement said.