The vice-mayor of Luoyang, Henan province, who’d gone MIA for two months, was recently captured and arrested by police on accusations of involvement in—you guessed it—corruption and abuse of power.
Guo Yipin, 52, was apprehended on Monday at a rented house he was staying at in Changsha, Hunan province, China Daily reported. Guo had reportedly taken leave in July so that he could “take his mom to the hospital”. After that, the vice-mayor completely lost contact with the city government and went off the radar, along with two other people with him, for over two months.
The man, who was suspected of collecting over five million yuan in bribes, had been listed as a fugitive by police, and authorities launched a search to find him.
Yu Guoyiang, a real estate developer who reportedly fled with Guo, eventually surrendered himself and told police where Guo had been hiding.