Five politicians charged with graft

TWO CASES: The five allegedly conspired with conglomerates, threatening the nation’s governance and subverting the rules of ethical conduct, a deputy chief prosecutor said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 22, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter, with CNA

Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office Deputy Chief Prosecutor Chen Yu-ping speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

Taipei prosecutors yesterday charged three legislators and one former lawmaker with contravening the Anti-Corruption Act (貪污治罪條例) in a case linked to former Pacific Distribution Investment Co (太平洋流通) chairman Lee Heng-lung’s (李恆隆) battle with the Far Eastern Group (遠東集團) over ownership of the Pacific SOGO Department Store (太平洋崇光百貨) chain, while independent Legislator Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) was indicted in a separate case involving two funeral services companies and a plot of land in a national park.

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators Chen Chao-ming (陳超明) and Sufin Siluko (廖國棟), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) and former New Power Party legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) were indicted for allegedly taking bribes from Lee, the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office said.

Also indicted were Lee, Su’s former aide Kuo Ke-ming (郭克銘) and four of the lawmakers’ aides, as well as Trend Survey and Research Co (趨勢民意調查股份有限公司) general manager Wu Shih-chang (吳世昌), who is accused of helping Lee hold public hearings.

Deputy Chief Prosecutor Chen Yu-ping (陳玉萍) said that the five politicians allegedly conspired with wealthy conglomerates for personal profit, which had endangered the nation’s governance based on fairness and justice, and subverted the rules of ethical conduct for officials and civil bureaucrats.    [FULL  STORY]

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