Ji “Bulldozer Ji” Jianye, a former mayor of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Tuesday for accepting bribes and other gains worth 12 million yuan, making him the latest “tiger” to be taken down under Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.
Ji, 58, pleaded guilty to the charges at the Intermediate People’s Court in Yantai, Shandong province and admitted to taking advantage of his position by accepting 12 million yuan in illegal profits between 1992 and 2013. The court seized 2 million yuan in personal assets from Ji as well as 12 million yuan in illicit gains, including a Doge car worth 230,000 yuan and a Chinese painting worth 30,000 yuan
“The court was lenient in meting out punishment, as Ji admitted his guilt and showed repentance,” the court said in an official statement on its microblog account.
Ji served his entire political career in Jiangsu and became mayor of Nanjing in 2010. He was nicknamed “Bulldozer Ji” by residents who accused him of causing problems with various large-scale construction projects in the city, according to Shanghai Daily.