Ding Meng, a former cadre of land acquisition office in Shapingba District, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for accepting bribes of 1.6 million yuan.
background for news stories: corrupt officials took bribes of 1.6 million yuan to buy 200 pairs of shoes to give prosecutors a "fashion class"
Yesterday morning, Ding Meng, a former cadre of land acquisition office in Shapingba District who prided himself on being fashionable and fond of buying luxury clothes and teapot tea sets, said loudly "I want to appeal" after learning the result of his 13-year imprisonment.
City No.1 Intermediate People’s Court found that Ding Meng illegally accepted other people’s property totaling more than 1.6 million yuan during his tenure.
Yesterday morning, in the 20th court of the First Intermediate People’s Court, Ding Meng was taken in. He wore a black casual cotton-padded jacket on his upper body, an orange coat from the detention center, casual pants and cloth shoes on his lower body. It didn’t look "fashionable", but his clothes were tasteful.
It was found by the First Intermediate People’s Court that at the beginning of 2006, he was assigned to the "Xiyong Micro-Power Park Land Acquisition Office" by the Shapingba District Land Acquisition Office to be responsible for the land acquisition and demolition work in Xiyong Town. Ding Meng took advantage of his position in the demolition compensation work, and used the methods of modifying the original data afterwards to correct mistakes for others, falsely listing land compensation, falsely increasing the area, falsely reporting the compensation object, etc., to seek benefits for the demolition compensation of duck sheds, office areas and factories, as well as compensation for machinery and equipment, and accepted property from Cen and Hu. From January 2006 to September 2007, Ding Meng received bribes of 1,614,193 yuan.
Ding Meng’s bribes were used to buy two mid-range cars, expensive teapot, brand-name clothes and other consumption. After the incident, Ding Meng himself or through relatives and friends withdrew the money of RMB750,000 and a car. After the trial, the No.1 Intermediate People’s Court held that Ding Meng, as a national staff member, took advantage of his position to seek benefits for others and illegally accepted other people’s property totaling more than RMB 1.6 million, which constituted the crime of accepting bribes. He was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment, deprived of political rights for 3 years and confiscated property of RMB 80,000.
The judge asked, "Ding Meng, do you appeal?" He said loudly that "he wants to appeal" and "the judge can answer questions after the judgment is unclear." Ding Meng said, "I haven’t thought clearly yet, I want to think about it."
He took bribes. He was fashionable.
-At the beginning of 2006, he was assigned to the "Xiyong Micro-Power Park Land Acquisition Office" by the Shapingba District Land Acquisition Office to be responsible for land acquisition and demolition in Xiyong Town.
-From January 2006 to September 2007, he received bribes of 1,614,930 yuan from others.
-He can’t even look at leather shoes below 1000 yuan. Prosecutors found more than 200 pairs of brand-name leather shoes from his home.
-He won’t buy a suit under 10,000 yuan. There are more than 100 clothes in his family, almost all of which are top international brands.
-He has more than 100 teapot tea sets at home. Among these tea sets, the most expensive is 10,000 yuan, with a total value of over 100,000 yuan.
Greedy for money has enriched itself and damaged the country.
The court found that Ding Mengyi received more than 2.6 million yuan in compensation for others, which caused heavy losses to the country.
Collect money to handle affairs
In January, 2006, Wang thought that the compensation for the duck shed demolition in Huawan Community, Xiyong Village, Xiyong Town, Shapingba District was too low, and Li asked Ding Meng to increase the compensation amount. Ding Meng changed the compensation standard of Wang’s duck shed from a simple shed to a brick asbestos tile structure by correcting mistakes, which made Wang get more than 140 thousand yuan in compensation. Wang Moumou gave Ding Meng RMB 80,000 through Li Moumou, and Ding Meng and Li Moumou shared the money equally.
In June, 2006, He Moumou thought that the compensation for the duck shed demolition in Cenjiaba Community, Banana Garden Village, Xiyong Town, Shapingba District, which was operated by her husband in partnership with others, was too low, and asked Ding Meng to increase the compensation for her through Cen. Ding Meng changed the compensation standard of duck shed from simple shed to brick asbestos tile structure by correcting mistakes, so that He Moumou’s husband received compensation of more than 390 thousand yuan again. He Moumou gave Ding Meng RMB90,000 through Zou.
At the end of June, 2007, Cen, the legal representative of Anping Poultry Farm in Shapingba District, found Ding Meng, and asked him to take care of her during the compensation for demolition. Ding Meng inflated the duck shed and land area of the farm and raised the compensation standard, which made Cen get nearly 1 million yuan more compensation. Zou gave Ding Meng a bank card with RMB 500,000 and cash of RMB 50,000. Ding Meng bought a Camry car and other expenses.
Cheat money to buy a car
At the end of June 2007, Hu Moumou, the legal representative of Laijiaqiao Machinery Parts Factory in Shapingba District, asked Ding Meng to take care of the demolition compensation through Li Moumou. After Ding Meng received RMB 200,000 from Hu through Li Moumou, he accepted the non-original invoices of the machinery and equipment provided by the enterprise and increased the office area, so that he received an additional compensation of about RMB 500,000. On September 4, 2007, Ding Meng never received the remaining "benefit fee", fearing that the other party would not pay for it, so he first ordered a Reiz car, and then found Hu Moumou and asked him to write a cash check for 264,193 yuan.
In June 2007, Lu Moumou, the person in charge of Yugui Weaving Factory in Shapingba District, found Ding Meng through Huang Moumou and asked him to take care of him during the demolition compensation. Ding Meng increased the workshop area, modified the workshop structure, and inflated the machinery and equipment, which enabled the enterprise to obtain more than 300,000 yuan in compensation. Lu Moumou successively gave Ding Meng RMB 130,000 through Huang Moumou.
In September 2007, Hu Moumou, the legal representative of Chongqing Longlisheng Machinery Parts Co., Ltd., found Ding Meng through Hu Moumou and Li Moumou, and asked him to take care of him during the demolition compensation. Ding Meng made the company get more than 300,000 yuan in compensation by inflating the factory area, machinery and equipment. Hu Moumou gave Ding Meng RMB300,000 through Li Moumou. Our reporter Yang Ye.
Love fashion, don’t buy a suit below 10 thousand yuan
The prosecutor investigating the case said that Ding Meng had a strong interest in luxury goods such as top international brand shoes and clothes. He once admitted to the prosecutor that he basically wouldn’t look at leather shoes below 1000 yuan. The prosecutor found more than 200 pairs of brand-name leather shoes from his home. Ding Meng claimed that he was a very "demon" and was particularly fond of pointed leather shoes. He had a pair of Gucci leather shoes and bought them for more than 10,000 yuan.
Besides leather shoes, collecting famous brand clothes is also his hobby. Almost all of the more than 100 clothes in his family are top international brands, such as Armani, Versace, Burberry, etc. A suit of Cavucci in his closet is worth nearly 40,000 yuan. As far as suits are concerned, he won’t buy it below 10,000 yuan. Just after the incident, when the prosecutor questioned him, he said that a Nike T-shirt he was wearing at that time belonged to his cheaper clothes and was worth about 800 yuan.
But interestingly, because there are too many leather shoes and clothes, he doesn’t have such a big wardrobe and shoe cabinet at home, so he has to put these expensive brand-name leather shoes and clothes into two big woven pockets. What really can’t fit, all open at home. He told the prosecutor that these clothes were never bought in Chongqing. He once said that they were not available in shopping malls in Chongqing, and even if they were available, they were not authentic. Some of his clothes were bought from Hong Kong through friends, and some were bought by himself by flying to Hong Kong. The other part is to log on to the official website of these costumes, look at the styles and order them from the Internet.
In addition to clothing, Ding Meng’s other hobby is drinking tea. Therefore, he is also very fond of teapot tea sets. He has more than 100 teapot tea sets at home.
Among these tea sets, the most expensive is 10,000 yuan, with a total value of over 100,000 yuan. (Reporter Yang Ye)
Editor: Gao Song