Former Politburo Member Bo Xilai

Former Politburo Member Bo Xilai

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Former Politburo member Bo Xilai proclaimed his innocence at the trial and called the bribery charges something “even the lousiest TV drama scriptwriter wouldn’t create.” He then appealed the sentence to the Shandong High People’s Court, which said in a statement it will announce its decision at 10 a.m. on Oct. 25.