Ma Yong
马勇
Communist Party Secretary of Yiyang
In office
March 2008 – April 2013
Preceded byJiang Zuobin
Succeeded byWei Xuanjun
Mayor of Yiyang
In office
September 2006 – March 2008
Preceded byLiu Guoxiang
Succeeded byHu Henghua
Personal details
BornJanuary 1957 (age 65)
Chongqing, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1984–2016; expelled)
Alma materHunan Agricultural University

Ma Yong (simplified Chinese: 马勇; traditional Chinese: 馬勇; pinyin: Mǎ Yǒng; born January 1957) is a former Chinese politician who spent most of his career in central China's Hunan province. He was investigated by the Chinese Communist Party's anti-graft agency in May 2015 and was taken away by Hunan Provincial People's Procuratorate for accepting bribes and abuse of power.[1] Previously he served as deputy secretary-general of Hunan.[2]

Life and career

Ma Yong was born in Chongqing in January 1957. During the Cultural Revolution, he worked in Longhui County between May 1975 to December 1977. He entered Hunan Agricultural University in March 1978, majoring in agriculture, where he graduated in January 1982. He began his political career in January 1982, and joined the Chinese Communist Party in January 1984.

Beginning in July 1984, he served in various administrative and political roles in Hunan Statistic Bureau, including section member, section chief, and director.

In September 2006 he was promoted to become deputy party boss, vice-mayor and party branch secretary of Yiyang city, and then party boss, the top political position in the city, beginning in March 2008.[3]

In April 2013, he was appointed deputy secretary-general of the Hunan Party Committee, a position he held until September 2015, when he taken away by Hunan Provincial People's Procuratorate on charges of abuse of power and taking bribes.[4] He was detained by Hunan Provincial People's Procuratorate on September 30.

On January 29, 2016, he was indicted on suspicion of accepting bribes and abusing his powers. On March 29, he stood trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Chenzhou. On August 3, he was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and dismissed from public office.[5] On August 19, he was sentenced to 12 years and fined one million yuan for taking bribes and abusing his powers.[6] All his illegal gains will be confiscated and handed over to the State.[6] On June 8, 2019, he was given five months' remission for good behaviour.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Former official arrested for graft". Sina. 2015-10-01.
  2. ^ "Ma Yong was appointed deputy secretary-general of Hunan". Sina (in Chinese). 2013-04-07.
  3. ^ "China's Hunan investigates high-level official". Xinhua News Agency. 2015-05-13.
  4. ^ 湖南省委原副秘书长马勇涉滥用职权等被逮捕. 163.com (in Chinese). 2015-10-01.
  5. ^ Yi Yi (4 August 2016). 湖南5名干部严重违纪被"双开" 3人搞权色交易. ce.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b Tan Jun (谭君) (19 August 2016). 湖南益阳原市委书记马勇一审被判12年,干预命案致重罪轻判. thepaper.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  7. ^ Wang Shu (王姝) (9 June 2019). 曾引发反腐风暴的原市委书记,获减刑. Beijing News (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 February 2021.
Government offices Preceded byLiu Guoxiang Mayor of Yiyang 2006–2008 Succeeded byHu Henghua Party political offices Preceded byJiang Zuobin (蒋作斌) Communist Party Secretary of Yiyang 2008–2013 Succeeded byWei Xuanjun (魏旋君)