BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media says disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been indicted on charges of corruption, accepting bribes and abuse of power. The indictment paves the way for a trial, more than a year after Bo dropped from sight in one of China's biggest-ever political scandals.
Xinhua News Agency says the indictment was handed over Thursday by prosecutors in the eastern city of Jinan to the city's intermediate court. That indicates the trial will take place in the city, although the report did not say when that would happen. Bo, the former party boss of the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, was expelled from the party in September and accused of massive corruption, illicit sexual affairs and abetting the cover-up of a murder by his wife.