Ex-top economic planner under probe for graft

BEIJING - State prosecutors are investigating former top economic planner Liu Tienan for taking bribes, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, as the Communist Party continued its campaign against corruption.

The former deputy director of the influential National Development and Reform Commission was expelled from the party earlier this month.

He had used his power illegally to benefit his kin and associates, and also kept three mistresses, local media reported.

The case against him first came to light in December last year when journalist Luo Changping of Caijing magazine blew the whistle and posted corruption accusations against the official online.

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