Former legislative official sentenced on corruption charges

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/05
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]

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