CPA official suspected of accepting bribes
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung posted bail of
NT$10 million (US$308,000) early Saturday in the latest corruption scandal to hit his company.
The chief secretary of the Ministry of Interior’s Construction and Planning Agency, Hung Chia-hung, was suspected to have handed Farglory a contract for the reconstruction of a veterans’ settlement in return for money.
The case was linked to the scandal surrounding Yeh Shih-wen, the former Taoyuan County vice magistrate and CPA chief who was sentenced to 19 years in prison last March for also accepting money from Farglory. Chao received a jail term of four years and six months in that case, but appeals are continuing. [FULL STORY]