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updated: 8/26/2013 9:46 AM

China's Bo drops love triangle charge at trial end

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  • In this image taken from video, former Chinese politician Bo Xilai looks up in a courtroom at Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong province, Monday. A prosecutor urged a Chinese court Monday to punish disgraced politician Bo with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power, in a trial that has offered a glimpse into the shady inner workings of China's elite.

    In this image taken from video, former Chinese politician Bo Xilai looks up in a courtroom at Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong province, Monday. A prosecutor urged a Chinese court Monday to punish disgraced politician Bo with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power, in a trial that has offered a glimpse into the shady inner workings of China's elite.
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China's most sensational trial in decades ended Monday with disgraced politician Bo Xilai hinting at a love triangle involving his wife and former right-hand man -- both key witnesses against him -- as he made last-ditch efforts to redeem his reputation. The prosecution countered by saying Bo should be severely punished because he showed no remorse in the five-day corruption trial in the eastern city of Jinan, aimed at capping a scandal set off by his wife's murder of a British businessman and resulting in Bo's purge from top posts and the Communist Party.

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