By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
In a separate but related case, Huang Teng-ching, secretary-general of a local farmers’ association, and two other suspects were accused of vote-buying for Lee in the city councilor election in 2014. The Tainan District Court found them guilty and gave them different prison sentences.
Following the conviction of the vote-buying case, the case to charge Lee for vote-buying was stalled and eventually handled as a non-prosecution case by the Tainan Prosecutors Office. However, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office’s Tainan Branch ordered the Tainan Prosecutors Office to continue to investigate the case. District prosecutors subsequently filed a case in December 2014 seeking to have Lee’s election to the city council revoked. [FULL STORY]