By: Liu Shih-yi and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 16 (CNA) Taiwan High Court has rejected a request from a Romanian
involved in a bank card fraud case to return to him confiscated money so he can support his girl friend who is about to give birth as well as children with his former wife.
The man was among eight Romanians and one Briton who were sentenced by a district court in January to jail terms ranging from 4 to 20 years for being members of an international counterfeit bank card ring that was indicted for using fake bank cards to withdraw an estimated NT$60 million (US$1.9 million) from accounts belonging to European bank customers.
The convict requested the high court, which is hearing their appeal, give back to him NT$89,000 which was impounded by police last year as he must pay alimony to his ex-wife and to his girl friend who relies on him for financial support. [FULL STORY]