By: Page Tsai and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 21 (CNA) A former deputy Taoyuan county magistrate who served
before the county was upgraded to a special municipality, was sentenced to seven years in prison by the Supreme Court Thursday for taking bribes from a land developer in an affordable housing construction project.
Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) was found guilty of corruption in the court’s final verdict on the case in which Yeh and co-defendant Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), founder of Farglory Land Development Co., were indicted by prosecutors on charges of corruption in 2014 for their roles in the construction project in Linkou, New Taipei.
Yeh was charged by prosecutors for taking bribes from Chao in exchange for help with the projects while serving as chief of the Construction and Planning Agency under the Ministry of the Interior in 2012. [FULL STORY]