Court revokes Tainan council speaker’s election

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-21
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Tainan District Court Thursday revoked Tainan City Council Speaker Lee 6730217Chuan-chiao’s election to the city council in a case brought by Prosecutors. Yet, the case can still be appealed.

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]

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