LARGE SCALE:Public prosecutors have questioned an inspector and 17 other people in relation to a year-long probe into allegations of bribery and corruption within the FDA
Date: Aug 07, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Risk Management section inspector Chen
Wen-hsiung (陳文雄) and 17 other people including pharmaceutical company owners, questioned on Wednesday by the New Taipei City District Prosecutors’ Office as part of a corruption probe, were released on bail yesterday morning.
Chen, 50, was accused of violating provisions of the Anti-Corruption Act (貪污治罪條例). Prosecutors charged Chen with bribery, leaking confidential information, forgery and other charges before his release after posting NT$500,000 (US$15,745) bail yesterday.
The other people involved in the probe, including Chen’s wife, were also released, with bail set at NT$200,000 each.