Xi Xiaoming, former vice president of the Supreme People's Court, stood trial at a court in Tianjin Municipality Tuesday on charges of taking bribes.
Prosecutors alleged that from 1996 to 2015, Xi took advantage of various official positions to offer favors to entities and individuals in the handling of cases and company listings, accepting bribes worth about 114.6 million yuan (16.6 million U.S. dollars) either personally or through his family.
Xi pleaded guilty and expressed remorse.
More than 60 people, including representatives of local legislators, political advisors, journalists and members of the public, were present at the open trial.
The verdict will be announced at a later date.