Court approves detention of legislative official

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-20
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court approved the detention 6729997Wednesday of Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan after he reportedly admitted to having received NT$7 million (US$207,000) in bribes during a train trip.

Investigators raided 19 locations and interviewed 33 people Tuesday in a case alleging that Lin had accepted money from Farnet Technologies Co., Ltd. in return for lucrative contracts to improve online systems at the Legislative Yuan.

Lin’s wife was released on bail of NT$2 million (US$59,000) Wednesday morning, but prosecutors requested the official’s detention, which was approved by the court after a hearing during the afternoon.     [FULL  STORY]

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