By: Yang Sz-ruei and Ted Chen
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教), Tainan City
Council member Kuo Hsiu-chu (郭秀珠) and six other people were indicted Thursday on charges of buying votes, alleged actions that prosecutors said led to Lee’s victory in the city council’s speakership election last December.
Lee is aligned to the ruling Kuomintang while Kuo was elected on an independent ticket.
The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said that Lee offered to pay bribes of NT$300,000 (US$9,632) to NT$10 million to each of six city council members, via a number of middlemen, to secure their votes in the speaker and vice speaker elections. [FULL STORY]