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Bo Xilai guilty, life in prison

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JINAN - Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power on Sunday, and sentenced to life in prison. 

The sentence followed a sensational scandal that culminated in the country's highest-profile trial in decades.

The sentence was announced by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court on its verified page on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter. Bo, one of China's top 25 politicians before his dramatic downfall, was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

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