Mistress of corrupt official stood trial for gift of Land Rover
Chen Shaoji (陈绍基): Former Chairman of the CPPCC Guangdong Province was as one of the top eight high-ranking officials who “fell off the horse” in 2009 And his mistress a female TV anchor Li Yong (李泳) was involved in Chen’s case. Li Yong is a Guangdong TV news broadcaster at the national level. She had a long-term career and many achievements in the “Guangdong TV News”. However because of her spending did not match with her normal income. Industry colleagues pointed out that she was driving a Mercedes-Benz then later was replaced by a Land Rover. After the incident Li Yong was under investigation for a business crime.
Chen was “Shuangkai” on August 27 2009. (Shuangkai: expel from the party; fire from office) Li Yong attempted to flee out of the country but was stopped by the police when she attempted to board a plane for Hong Kong.
Southern Net reported on October 19, according to sources, former Chairman of the CPPCC Guangdong Province Chen Shaoji’s mistress, Li Yong – former television anchor of Guangdong TV station stood on trial on September 30, 2010 at the Chongqing court. However, due to incomplete procedures, the case has not yet reached a verdict.
It is reported that the case was relatively simple, not as complicated as the rumors on the streets.
After Li Yong became Chen Shaoji’s mistress in 2008, under the arrangement of Chen Shaoji, funded by a Hong Kong businessman, Li purchased a Land Rover off-road vehicle which worth more than 1.3 million yuan.
Li Yong was Chen’s mistress for 6 – 7 years. In a casual conversation, Li Yong said with a tone of envy that a colleague of hers was driving an off-road vehicle, which looked very impressive. Although Li Yong did not ask Chen Shaoji to buy it for her, Chen remembered in his heart.
Chen thinks Li Yong as his most beloved woman. So he instructed a Hong Kong businessman to purchase a Land Rover for Li Yong. Then the Hong Kong businessman took Li Yong car-shopping, in the end Li Yong chose a Land Rover that cost more than 1.3 million yuan.
According to the sources, the entire case was just about this Land Rover vehicle.
Li Yong was born in 1976, from Jilin, tall and beautiful. According to sources, Li claims that Chen Shaoji and her only has emotional ties, and said she simply likes Chen Shaoji but there are no finical relationships between them.
Li Yong’s case has yet to finish, because the incomplete procedures during the arrest since April 18, 2009, the court is waiting for completing procedures to pass judgment.
Before the incident Li Yong worked at Guangdong Province TV Station as the news anchor. Her intimate relationship with Chen Shaoji was a public secret.
Chen Shaoji was convicted on July 23, 2010 by the Chongqing Court. Due to accepting huge amount of bribes (close to 30 million yuan) Chen was sentenced to death penalty with reprieve, and confiscation of all personal property.