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01.16.2014 18:30

How a PLA General Built a Web of Corruption to Amass a Fortune

Gu Junshan gave gifts to make sure he rose through the ranks and fabricated a personal history to give himself revolutionary credentials
By staff reporter Wang Heyan

(Puyang, Henan Province) -- More than 20 policemen lined up at the gate of a massive mansion in a village in the central province of Henan at midnight on January 12, 2013, loading heavy crates onto two military trucks.

Hours later – loaded with 20 crates of expensive liquor and a number of gold items, including a boat, wash basin and Mao Zedong statute – the trucks disappeared. Behind them was the now empty mansion owned by Gu Junshan, deputy head of the People's Liberation Army General Logistics Department, who once held the rank of lieutenant general. He had been detained a year earlier.

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