His career was stopped short last year by a murder scandal in which his wife, Gu Kailai
, was convicted of poisoning a British businessman, Neil Heywood, who had been a family friend.
Bo was removed from office in 2012 amid a scandal which saw his wife, Gu Kailai
, convicted of a British businessman Neil Heywood's murder.
The alleged ill-gotten goods included a French villa purchased by a Chinese businessman for Bo's wife Gu Kailai
through shell companies managed in part by Briton Neil Heywood -- whom Gu was convicted last year of murdering.
Using the internet the case has aroused much criticism with many comparing Mr Xia's treatment to that accorded Gu Kailai
(the wife of Bo Xilai who was given a suspended death sentence and life imprisonment for the murder of a British businessman).
Bo's political career ground to a halt last year after his wife Gu Kailai
, 54, was sentenced to death for poisoning Neil Heywood.
Bo's wife Gu Kailai
was convicted last August and jailed with a suspended death sentence, while Wang was sentenced last September to 15 years in jail for abuse of power in connection with the businessman's murder and other crimes.
Wang's attempt to seek asylum revealed the scandal surrounding the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, for which the politician's wife Gu Kailai
was convicted of murder.
Bo's spouse, Gu Kailai
, was convicted last year of the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, whose death sparked the drama that led to her husband's downfall.
Prosecutors said Bo used his wife, Gu Kailai
, and his son, Bo Guagua, as intermediaries in accepting $3.
The scandal, which had both Bo and his wife, Gu Kailai
, attain huge proportions of wrong doing, seared the image of the Communist Party with a heat not seen in many decades.
Bo avait ete exclu de ses fonctions et fait l'objet d'une enquete pour corruption, apres la condamnation de son epouse Gu Kailai
pour le meurtre d'un homme d'affaires britannique.
His wife, Gu Kailai
, was jailed for life last year for the poisoning of businessman Neil Heywood in a case that led to a corruption probe into Bo, once a candidate for China's top leadership team.