By :Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The organizer of the color powder event which left seven people
dead and almost 500 injured denied accusations Friday that he had hidden all his assets in order to evade responsibility.
After New Taipei City, where the June 27 disaster happened, won court approval for provisional attachments to the assets of Play Color Co. owner Lu Chung-chi, the authorities found he had no bank accounts and only credit card debts. He was immediately suspected of having moved all his assets away so the government would be unable to win compensation for the victims.
After attorneys for the New Taipei City Government asked prosecutors Friday morning to apply for Lu’s detention, the beleaguered event organizer delivered a statement to reporters again denying any attempt at evading responsibility. [FULL STORY]