Liu Jun, senior political advisor of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for multiple offences.
Liu, former vice chairman of the Guangxi regional committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was found to have violated the Party's political code of conduct and rules and undermined the investigation against him, according to a statement from the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) Monday.
The CCDI investigation found that Liu had flouted central authorities' "eight-point rules" on austerity by frequenting private lounges and golf clubs and paying personal expense with public funds.
Liu refused to honestly confess his wrongdoings during the investigation, the statement said.
Liu also took advantage of his position to seek personal benefit, accepting gifts and money against the rules, and securing illegal gains for his son.
Based on CPC regulations on disciplinary penalties and relevant rules, Liu has been given penalties including removal from his administrative post, and being demoted to a non-leadership position at the deputy county level.
Liu's illegal gains will be confiscated, it added.