Chiayi County magistrate found not guilty in bribery case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/28
By: Tsai Pei-chi, Huang Kuo-fang and Kay Liu

Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) Chiayi County Magistrate Chang Hwa-kuan (張花

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

冠) was handed a not-guilty verdict in a bribery case brought against her as the Supreme Court made a final ruling on Thursday, rejecting prosecutors’ appeal.

Chang, who was found not guilty of the corruption charges in the two previous trials, had been accused of taking bribes of NT$30 million (US$0.89 million), in the form of loans, between 2005 and 2006 when she was a legislator.

The money, according to prosecutors, was paid by businessman Pan Chung-hao (潘忠豪) to Chang, so she could help secure loans and push through land registration works.

The lower courts ruled in favor of Chang on the ground that prosecutors had failed to prove the payments were made for the alleged purpose.     [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.