Chapter 57 Strict investigation! The corrupt empire of the Metropolitan Procuratorate!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:22:37 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7225

Although Zhu Di looked calm, everyone present could clearly feel his suppressed anger.

In the fifteenth year of Hongwu, Emperor Taizu Gao changed the censorship station established by the previous dynasty into the Ducha Yuan. The chief officer was the left and right censors, and there were deputy censors of the capital and censors of the capital.

The Metropolitan Procuratorate of the Ming Dynasty could not only supervise the judicial organs, but also had the power to ‘make decisions on major and minor matters’ and was the highest supervisory authority.

The thirteen departments of the Metropolitan Procuratorate supervise the censors, patrol prefectures and counties, specialize in the inspection and impeachment of officials, and have exclusive duties to pick up and impeach officials, defend wrongdoings, and supervise each department. They are the eyes and ears of the emperor.

All over the world, everything is correct!

If there is a treacherous minister who forms a clique to undermine the government, he will be impeached!

If any official is despicable, corrupt and corrupts official discipline, impeach him!

If there is anyone who is academically dishonest and makes a statement in an attempt to use existing rules and regulations, he will be impeached!

The censors during the Hongwu period were all honest and self-responsible, and made great contributions to Taizu’s anti-corruption cause.

Everyone can’t understand why in the Yongle Dynasty, these supervisory censors and even the Du censors were all corrupted?

Zhu Di also couldn’t understand this question!

Could it be that I am really too kind to these civil servants?

So that they have all forgotten the harsh torture of the Hongwu Dynasty, which vigorously combated corruption?

What’s even more ridiculous is that Wuzhong, the censor of Youdu, was in cahoots with Liu Guan, and even had the nerve to go to Jiming Temple to falsely accuse the King of Han!

Thinking about this, Zhu Di turned around and looked at the pale-faced Yushi Wuzhong of Youdu. He chuckled and said, ‘Wu Aiqing, you are so ‘incorruptible and self-reliant’. Even I was almost deceived by you!’

Wuzhong knelt on the ground, cold sweat broke out on his forehead, and his body was trembling, but he couldn’t explain what was going on.

‘Your Majesty… I know your crime… Your Majesty…’

Zhu Di was too lazy to listen to his nonsense. It happened that King Zhao Zhu Gaosui hurried over after hearing the news and directly ordered him ‘King Zhao, take your royal guards and arrest all the people from the Procuratorate and others to jail. Give me a kill for these worms.’ Pull them all out!’

Zhu Gaosui bowed to accept the order and signaled his men to step forward and take the person away.

At this moment, Yang Shiqi suddenly said, ‘Your Majesty, this case involves a lot. I kindly ask your Majesty to hand this case over to the Three Laws Division…’

‘Yang Shiqi, I think you have lost your mind!’

Zhu Di was rarely angry at him and scolded him mercilessly, ‘Three Fasi? Tell me what Sanfasi is?’

Yang Shiqi was startled, and then his face instantly turned pale.

All his attention was focused on whether the case would involve Prince Zhu Gaochi, but he completely ignored one point!

The three law departments are the Criminal Department, Dali Temple, and the Metropolitan Procuratorate!

And the person who committed the crime now happens to be a group of censors from the Metropolitan Procuratorate, including the two censors from the Metropolitan Procuratorate!

From the beginning, this case was destined to be handed over to Jin Yiwei for thorough investigation!

Seeing this, Zhu Gaoxu smiled bitterly and shook his head. Yang Shiqi was really smart but was misled by his cleverness.

At this time, I still want to protect Big Fatty.

Little did he know that doing so would only anger Long Yan even more.

As expected, Zhu Di slowly walked up to him, leaned down and sneered, ‘Yang Shiqi, are you saying that you are in cahoots with them?’

‘Your Majesty, veteran…’

‘King Zhao, take Yang Shiqi to prison together!’

As soon as these words came out, everyone was shocked.

Prince Zhu Gaochi immediately became anxious and said anxiously, ‘Your Majesty, this case…’

As soon as he finished speaking, Zhu Di threw the letter directly on his face and shouted angrily, ‘As the prince, Liu Guan and others have committed corruption and bribery and brought trouble to the government. What country are you in prison for?’

After receiving this blow, Big Fatty let out two sighs, and finally just sighed and stopped interceding for Yang Shiqi.

When things have developed to this point, he, the crown prince, is indeed closely connected.

Zhu Di glanced at him coldly and then drove back to the palace.

After he left, Zhu Gaoxu hurriedly stepped forward to help the big fat man up.

Unexpectedly, Zhu Gaochi smiled mockingly, got up from the ground with difficulty, and left straight away, feeling a little lonely.

Seeing him like this, Zhao Wang Zhu Gaosui approached Zhu Gaoxu and gave him a thumbs up again.

‘Second brother, your methods are getting better and better!’

Only now did Zhu Gaosui realize that the second son’s seemingly arbitrary actions were actually digging a hole for the prince.

It was during the period when the prince was supervising the country that these civil servants in the Metropolitan Procuratorate were corrupting and taking bribes to bring trouble to the government. Not only was he unaware of it, but many of these censors were from the prince’s sect!

Now that a major corruption case has been revealed, Prince Zhu Gaochi is naturally involved.

Zhu Gaoxu was a little stunned and didn’t react for a while.

Your mother!

What’s going on?

I just wanted to kill a corrupt official for fun, why did it end up like this?

Qianqing Palace, Imperial Study Room.

Zhu Gaoxu knelt on the ground obediently, feeling a little uneasy in his heart.

As soon as Zhu Laosi returned to the palace, he called him and the prince over.

As expected, Big Fatty was scolded angrily, and Zhu Gaoxu was frightened as he listened.

Then Zhu Di drove away Big Fatty and called him in, but he never spoke.

The more this happens, the greater the pressure.

Zhu Gaoxu began to sweat on his forehead, and he didn’t understand what Zhu Di, the thief, wanted to say.

After all, an angry emperor is not easy to deal with!

After a long time, Zhu Di suddenly sighed and pinched his eyebrows with a headache.

‘Second brother, tell me, why did you suddenly attack the Metropolitan Procuratorate?’

Zhu Di is not stupid. On the contrary, as a great emperor, he has always been sensitive and suspicious.

On the first day when the King of Han took charge of the country, he selected the entire Metropolitan Procuratorate. No matter how you look at it, it looks like he is eradicating dissidents.

Zhu Gaoxu explained the reason honestly and did not dare to hide anything.

‘Dad, because the government’s finances are tight, I thought of killing a corrupt official to add to the fun, ransacking his house and confiscating the stolen money, so as to alleviate the financial pressure on the Ministry of Revenue for Old Man Xia.’

Zhu Di was startled and a little dumbfounded.

‘You mobilized a large number of troops and led the royal guards to arrest Liu Guan, the imperial censor of Zuodu, who is a second-rank official in the imperial court, just to get some money to relieve financial pressure?’

‘What if? After all, in this world, apart from businessmen, most of the richest people are these corrupt officials.’

Zhu Di ‘???’

Your mother!

Just for this little money?

You broke the whole sky, do you know that?

However, Zhu Di quickly reacted and asked suspiciously, ‘No, how do you know Liu Guan is corrupt?’

If Jin Yiwei learns that Liu Guan is extremely corrupt, the third child will definitely report it to him.

After all, Jin Yiwei is the emperor’s eyes and ears, not his Han King Zhu Gaoxu.

How could this guy know something that even Jin Yiwei didn’t know?

Zhu Gaoxu was stunned for a moment, then smiled and said, ‘Dad, my son relies on feeling.’

‘There is no perfect person in this world. Liu Guan usually pretends to be a noble scholar, honest and self-sufficient, loyal to the country… In fact, this kind of person is more dangerous. The more he flaunts his integrity, secretly The more corrupt and degenerate it becomes!”

When he thought of this, Zhu Gaoxu recalled the billion-dollar director who was ‘reluctant to spend a penny.’

Zhu Di pulled his beard and thought for a moment, then suddenly smiled and said, ‘Second brother, are you playing tricks on your father?’

‘If you don’t tell the truth, believe it or not, I will send you to Fengyang right now?’

Zhu Gaoxu ‘!!!’

Your uncle!