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China to hold trial of ex-police chief on Tuesday

BEIJING (AP) -

A former police chief linked to a disgraced leader at the center of China's biggest political scandal in decades will stand trial Tuesday on charges that include defection and bribery.

   An official at the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court said Friday that former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun's case will be heard Tuesday in an open trial. The official gave only his surname, He.

   Wang has been charged with defection, bribe-taking, "bending the law for selfish ends" and abuse of power. His charges have not mentioned Bo Xilai, his one-time boss, who was among China's top leaders before falling from power this year.

   Wang set off the Bo scandal in February by fleeing to an American consulate where he raised concerns about the death of a British businessman linked to Bo.

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