Chinese court sentences former Sinopec president to 15 and half years in prison

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Sinopec Vice Chairman and President Wang Tianpu attends a news conference in Hong Kong March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Copyright Reuters 2017)

A Chinese court has jailed Wang Tianpu, the former president of Sinopec Group, for 15 and a half years for graft, state television said on Tuesday citing a court verdict.

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Sinopec Group is the parent of oil major Sinopec Corp <600028.SS> <0386.HK>.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Randy Fabi)