Wu Chien-pao fled Taiwan in 2014 after being convicted of fixing professional baseball games
By: Central News Agency
TAIPEI (CNA) — Former Tainan County Council Speaker Wu Chien-pao (吳健保), who fled Taiwan in 2014 after being convicted of fixing professional baseball games, was extradited back to Taiwan from the Philippines on Wednesday.
The 69-year-old Wu was escorted to Manila International Airport by Philippine law enforcement agents, who then turned him over to Taiwanese Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) personnel for the flight back to Taiwan.
He was arrested at a villa in Subic Bay on Jan. 16 following a collaborative effort between CIB agents and their Philippine counterparts, who had Wu under surveillance for over three months after receiving a tipoff on his whereabouts.
According to a Taiwanese businessman based in Subic Bay, Wu had been hiding in the area since late 2014 when Taiwan issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear to begin serving his prison term. [FULL STORY]