Date: Oct 9, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taichung prosecutors yesterday pressed charges against
33 civilians and military personnel over an alleged procurement scandal involving locally produced eight-wheeled CM-32 Clouded Leopard armored vehicles.
Among those indicted yesterday were Chiang Yi-fu, chairman of Chung Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corp. (CHEM), the main contractor in the project, and representatives of eight other subcontractors.
Master Sergeant Wang Chien-hsin of the 209th Factory under the military’s Ordnance Readiness Development Center (ORDC), and two civilian employees of the military’s Armaments Bureau, namely Lee Ti-kuang and Lin Hsing-jung, were also among those indicted, prosecutors said.
They are facing charges of fraud and corruption, as well as breaches of the Securities Exchange Act and forgery of documents, said the indictment. [FULL STORY]