In this June 19, 2013 photo, Lei Zhengfu, center, former Communist Party chief of Beibei district, who was involved in a sex tape scandal, attends his trial on corruption charges, in a court in

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In this June 19, 2013 photo, Lei Zhengfu, center, former Communist Party chief of Beibei district, who was involved in a sex tape scandal, attends his trial on corruption charges, in a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. While the corruption trials of high-level officials typically look like the scripted outcome of behind-the-scenes bargaining, this case offers a rare look at what happens when a lower-level official is caught in a high-profile crackdown with few political cards to play. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 

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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 3:40 PM EDT