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Cambodia Arrests Frenchman Linked to China Scandal

20 June 2012

Cambodian police have arrested a Frenchman reportedly linked to a politician at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in years. It was unclear whether the arrest of architect Patrick Devillers was related to China’s ongoing investigation into Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party chief of the Chinese city of Chongqing who was dismissed in April. Bo’s ouster came after his former police chief fled to a US consulate and divulged suspicions that Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, was involved in the suspicious death last November of a British businessman, Neil Heywood.—AP