By: Liu Shi-yi and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, May 5 (CNA) The Taipei District Court sentenced Lin Hsi-shan (林錫山), the former secretary-general of the Legislative Yuan, to 16 years in jail on Friday for irregularities in the purchase of computers for the body over a six-year period.
The court also ruled that Lin be stripped of his civil rights for six years and said the NT$39.5 million (US$1.22 million) in kickbacks Lin received should be confiscated based on the Anti-Corruption Act.
Lin can appeal the ruling. [FULL STORY]