Bo Xilai in 2004.
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September 28, 2012 His fall from grace began when a local police chief told authorities about the murder of a British businessman. Bo's wife was convicted, and he's been connected to the handling of the case and other alleged corruption.
Gu Kailai, left, and her husband, Bo Xilai, in 2007. She's been charged with murder.
July 26, 2012 Gu Kailai, wife of once prominent politician Bo Xilai, is accused of murdering a British businessman. Chinese media have not waited for the trial to declare her guilty.
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