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Beijing indicts Bo Xilai for bribery, power abuse

CRUCIAL TIMING:One observer said the government wanted the trial of the former Chongqing party boss out of the way before a key party plenum in October

AFP, JINAN, China

Official media said he had “borne major responsibility” for the murder of Heywood and had taken “massive” bribes and had indulged in inappropriate sexual relations with “multiple women.”

Bo has appointed two lawyers, both members of a law firm that has close ties to the CCP.

In China, trials of such high-level officials accused of corruption are less about legal process than they are about decisions hammered out by politicians and the party’s graft investigators, and announced by a court.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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