September 28, 2018 / 7:37 AM / in a month

Ex-Chinese securities regulator vice chairman sentenced to 18 years in prison - local court statement

BEIJING (Reuters) - The former vice chairman of China’s securities regulator, Yao Gang, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, a local Chinese court said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Yao Gang, vice chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), attends a forum in Beijing, China November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Yao was one of the most senior figures arrested in a crackdown on suspected stock manipulation in late 2015.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Neil Fullick

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