Chen Che-nan released on parole

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/10/11
By: Wang Shu-fen and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Chen Che-nan (陳哲男), a senior aide during the administration

Chen Che-nan (陳哲男)/CNA file photo

of former President Chen Shui-bian, was released on parole Wednesday after serving three years of a seven-year sentence.

On the release of the 77-year-old former official, his son Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁), a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker, said his father was suffering from heart disease and needed rest and care.

A Presidential Office deputy secretary-general from 2000 to 2004, Chen Che-nan was sentenced by the Supreme Court to seven years in prison in November 2014 and deprived of his civil rights for five years on charges of bribery and influence peddling.

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