Now, the case is fueling public indignation.
“The inner belief of Yi Junqing has long been rotten in his bones,” said an editorial published on Friday in the state-run Qianjiang Evening newspaper.
“He looks knowledgeable and sounds Marxist-Leninist, but once dissected, all people can see is thieving and whoring,” it said.
In her report, Chang detailed 17 sexual trysts with Yi, with times, hotels and even room numbers.
It is also full of details such as their birthdays, mobile phone numbers they used to contact each other, major meetings at the bureau and their discussions of Chinese politics, including the dramatic fall of politician Bo Xilai (薄熙來).