China's fallen politician appeals guilty verdict
A person close to the case said the former Politburo member made the appeal orally to an intermediate court on Sunday when it convicted him of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power and sentenced him to life in prison. Bo denied all charges during the trial.
The source said the written appeal to the higher court -- Shandong Provincial Supreme People's Court -- would be submitted soon.
An appeal is unlikely to change the outcome because the verdict is believed to be a decision of China's highest leadership, which controls the court system.
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