Aug 23 2013, 8:22am CDT | by IANS
The accusation was made at the Jinan Intermediate People's Court in east China's Shandong province on the second day of the trial of Bo, accused of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, reports Xinhua.
On the second day of the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Bo accepted a large sum of money and property from Xu Ming through his wife, Bogu Kailai, and his son, Bo Guagua.
In the morning session, prosecutors presented documentary evidence and played a video recording of Bogu Kailai's testimony Aug 10.
Prosecutors also read testimony by Bogu Kailai and Frenchman Patrick Devillers.
In the afternoon session, evidence included testimony of witnesses, photographs of material evidence, confessions and the handwritten confessions of the defendant.
All of it showed that through his wife and son, Bo received almost 4.43 million yuan from Xu Ming to pay for international and domestic air tickets, accommodations and travelling expenses, to pay off credit card debt, and buy a Segway scooter.
Bo defended that the evidence was irrelevant, saying he had only a vague impression of amounts and no one had told him exactly how much money was spent.
His lawyers questioned the legality of the documentary evidence.
The prosecutor pointed out that the defendant had expressed conflicting views on key facts.
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