The Ningbo Municipal Intermediate People’s Court, in southern Ningbo, sentenced Shen to 15 years and a fine of six million yuan (some 840,124 dollars) after finding him guilty of corruption.
The trial concluded that Shen had taken advantage of his various positions to assist individuals and organizations in matters related to case management, labor promotion and project contracting between 1995 and 2022.
In return, he directly or indirectly accepted money and items worth more than 64 million yuan (nearly nine million dollars), the court stated.
According to a report from Xinhua news agency, the defendant confessed to his crimes and cooperated to return all his illegal gains; however, due to the seriousness of the crime he did not receive a lenient sentence.
Shen was a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s highest advisory body; and head of its Social Affairs Committee.
In addition, he once served as vice president of the Supreme People’s Court, a press release said.