Heavier punishments being considered in Apache case

The China Post
Date: April 7, 2015
By: Stephanie Chao

Lt. Col. Lao Nai-cheng (勞乃成) and 14 civilians who took part in a visit to an Apache helicopter

President Ma demands strict review of military discipline from MND This photo captured from the Internet shows Lt. Col. Lao Nai-cheng (勞乃成), left, wearing an Apache interactive helmet at a Halloween party last year.

President Ma demands strict review of military discipline from MND
This photo captured from the Internet shows Lt. Col. Lao Nai-cheng (勞乃成), left, wearing an Apache interactive helmet at a Halloween party last year.

base led by Lao were listed as defendants in the case yesterday and Lao could face a 7-year jail term, according to the Taoyuan Prosecutors Office.

In the second stage of investigations by prosecutors, Lao revealed that a Japanese national and five foreign workers were among the visiting group, bringing the current total of people involved to 27, said prosecutors.

The laws that Lao allegedly violated include the Classified National Security Information Protection Act (國家機密保護法), the Vital Area Regulations (要塞堡疊地帶法), the Criminal Code of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍刑法), disclosure of secret information under the Criminal Code (刑法洩密罪), and intentional information concealment (隱匿罪). Lao was bailed for NT$500,000 and banned from leaving the country.     [FULL  STORY]

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