STANDSTILL:Due to City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chao’s pending litigation, Mayor William Lai has refused to attend meetings until the court delivers a ruling
Date: Aug 02, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Huang Teng-ching (黃澄清), top aide to Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chao (李全教) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), was found guilty of vote-buying in last year’s nine-in-one elections and sentenced to five years in prison by the Tainan District Court on Friday.
Two other people, Lee Li-hua (李麗華) and Kang Ching-liang (康清良), described as vote brokers working for Lee Chuan-chao, were also found guilty and given suspended two-year and 19-month sentences respectively.
The court found the three violated provisions of the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act (公職人員選舉罷免法). [FULL STORY]