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Wife, son of former senior Chinese leader jailed for graft

  • FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A Chinese court on Wednesday, June 15, 2016,  jailed the wife and a son of Zhou, a former senior politician sentenced to life in prison a year ago for corruption amid an ongoing anti-graft campaign. The fall of Zhou and his family is one of most powerful examples in recent years of how families of Chinese politicians who used their positions to enrich themselves can fall spectacularly once their power has dissipated. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A Chinese court on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, jailed the wife and a son of Zhou, a former senior politician sentenced to life in prison a year ago for corruption amid an ongoing anti-graft campaign. The fall of Zhou and his family is one of most powerful examples in recent years of how families of Chinese politicians who used their positions to enrich themselves can fall spectacularly once their power has dissipated. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A Chinese court on Wednesday, June 15, 2016,  jailed the wife and a son of Zhou, a former senior politician sentenced to life in prison a year ago for corruption amid an ongoing anti-graft campaign. The fall of Zhou and his family is one of most powerful examples in recent years of how families of Chinese politicians who used their positions to enrich themselves can fall spectacularly once their power has dissipated. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A Chinese court on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, jailed the wife and a son of Zhou, a former senior politician sentenced to life in prison a year ago for corruption amid an ongoing anti-graft campaign. The fall of Zhou and his family is one of most powerful examples in recent years of how families of Chinese politicians who used their positions to enrich themselves can fall spectacularly once their power has dissipated. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Chinese court has jailed the wife and a son of a former senior politician sentenced to life in prison a year ago for corruption amid an ongoing anti-graft campaign.

The court in the central city of Yichang said Wednesday that Jia Xiaoye, the wife of imprisoned former security chief Zhou Yongkang, will serve nine years for taking bribes.

State broadcaster CCTV said the same court sentenced Zhou's son, Zhou Bin, to 18 years in prison for taking 98 million yuan ($15 million) in bribes and running an illegal business trading in restricted commodities.

The reports said both Jia and Zhou told the court they would not appeal the verdicts.

Zhou Yongkang retired in 2012 but came under investigation the following year and was convicted in a closed-door trial.