Huang Songyou, former vice president of China's Supreme People's Court, will stand trial soon on charges of accepting an approximate 4 million yuan (S$821,200) bribe, reported China Business.
Huang, 52, will be the highest-ranking judicial official to be tried for graft since 1949.
Prosectors have accused Huang of abusing his power to seek profit for concerned people for a "huge amount" of bribes in return and leading a "corrupt and lavish" life.
The first instance trial is likely to be held in March before the annual plenary sessions of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body.
Huang was stripped of his membership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for corruption and dismissed from all his official positions in October 2008.
Huangis a native of south China's Guangdong Province. He became SPC vice-president in 2002. -China Daily/ANN