As Zhang Qi, the former member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and the former Secretary of the Haikou Municipal Party Committee, went to trial, Zhou, who had served as a driver for Zhang Qi for 13 years, was also accused by the prosecutors of using his influence to bribe 4.5 million yuan. The 12309 China Procuratorate recently released the "Indictment of Using Influence to Accept Bribes" (the indictment for short) disclosed the above content.

  Public information shows that Zhang Qi, male, born in March 1961, Han nationality, from Shou County, Anhui Province, joined the workforce in August 1981 and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1983.

  Zhang Qi went to work in Hainan in the early 1990s. Since 2010, he has served as Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee in Danzhou, Sanya, and Haikou. During this period, he became a member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee in September 2014 as the Secretary of the Danzhou Municipal Party Committee. He was investigated on the appointment of member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Haikou Municipal Party Committee.

  On July 9, 2020, the first instance of Zhang Qi's bribery case opened. The People’s Procuratorate of Guangzhou City prosecuted allegations. From 2005 to 2019, the defendant Zhang Qi used the convenience of his position to provide assistance to relevant units and individuals in matters such as land development, project contracting, project promotion, etc., and received the above units individually or through their close relatives. And the property given by the individual is equivalent to more than 107 million yuan.

  The Paper noted that while Zhang Qi was being tried, the case of his driver Zhou Mou taking bribes by his influence has also been transferred for prosecution.

  According to the above indictment, Zhou was born in 1980, Han nationality, technical secondary school education, from Tunchang County, Hainan Province, was detained by the Hainan Provincial Supervisory Committee on September 7, 2019, and was suspected of concealment and concealment on November 21, 2019. The crime of proceeds of crime was under residential surveillance at the Sanya City Discipline Inspection and Supervision Guarantee Center at the designated residence of Wenchang City Public Security Bureau. On May 21, 2020, he was arrested by Ding'an County Public Security Bureau.

  In addition, Zhou was expelled from the party in March 2020 and was expelled from public office in May 2020 because he was not in the party’s organizational life for a long time and did not pay party dues.

  In June 2020, the People's Procuratorate of Ding'an County, Hainan Province prosecuted the case. According to the law, it was found that the defendant Zhou served as Zhang Qi’s driver from 2004 to 2017 and had a close relationship with Zhang Qi. From 2011 to 2018, he took advantage of Zhang Qi’s power and position to pass the time. The behavior of Fu Mou, the director of the Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources, and Long Mou, the director of the Haikou City Planning Bureau at the time, provided assistance to bribers in project bidding, land bidding and listing, planning and construction, and received cash alone or in cooperation with others A total of 4.5 million yuan.

  The Paper combed through the indictment and found that Zhou had five facts about accepting bribes, and the single amount of bribes was up to 1.3 million yuan. Not only businessmen but also officials paid bribes to him. For example, the prosecutor’s allegation: In the first half of 2015, Li Mou, then director of the Danzhou City Landscape Administration Bureau, thanked Zhou Mou for helping Tiehan Garden Company undertook the landscaping project, and for establishing a good relationship with Zhou Mou, a tea art behind the Hainan Provincial Government The museum gave Zhou 100,000 yuan.

  As Zhang Qi's driver, Zhou can also help people inquire about the case. According to the indictment, in 2013, Li was worried that he was involved in the case of Quan Xiaohui, then member of the Standing Committee of the Danzhou Municipal Party Committee and Secretary-General, and asked Zhou to help through others, hoping that relevant departments would not investigate him. After Zhou accepted the request, he helped Li to inquire about the case. As a thank you, Li gave Zhou 500,000 yuan.

  After Zhang Qi took office in Haikou, Zhou also cooperated with Zhang Qi's secretary Guo (a separate case) to receive money from others.

  According to the indictment, in 2018, Huang asked Zhou to help promote the approval of the Qianjiangyue Phase II project, and Zhou contacted Guo for help. Guo greeted Long, the then director of the Haikou City Planning Bureau. Under Long's care, the Haikou City Planning Bureau accepted the application materials for the planning permission of Qianjiangyue Phase II. The planning permission could not be approved due to policy reasons. In May of the same year, the Haikou City Planning Bureau returned the planning permission application for the project. After that, Huang expressed his gratitude and continued to build a good relationship with Zhou and Guo, giving Zhou and Guo a total of 1.6 million yuan (800,000 yuan per person) in two installments.

  The People’s Procuratorate of Ding’an County believes that the defendant Zhou is a staff member of Zhang Qi’s side and has a close relationship with Zhang Qi. He took advantage of Zhang Qi’s power and status to form the convenience of working in other countries to seek damages for the trustee. The legitimate interest received 4.5 million yuan from others. The amount was extremely large. The facts of the crime were clear and the evidence was reliable and sufficient. He should be held criminally responsible for taking bribes by taking advantage of his influence. As of the publication of The Paper, Zhou's sentence has not been publicly disclosed.

  Cheng Zhen, senior reporter of The Paper