This Sept. 18, 2012 video image taken from CCTV shows Wang Lijun speaking during his trial at the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. A Chinese court will announce a verdict Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 for the ex-police chief at the center of a seamy political scandal that has buffeted China's leadership.
This Sept. 18, 2012 video image taken from CCTV shows Wang Lijun speaking during his trial at the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. A Chinese court will announce a verdict Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 for the ex-police chief at the center of a seamy political scandal that has buffeted China's leadership.
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CHENGDU, China — The Chinese police chief whose thwarted defection exposed murder and infighting in high places was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday, setting the stage for China’s leadership to close out the divisive scandal and move ahead with a generational handover of power.

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