By: Lin Chang-shun and Chung Yu-chen
When leaving the Taipei District Court after posting bail, Chen of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) insisted he was innocent and not involved in corruption and said he would offer his side of the story at a press conference at a later date.
Chen, along with Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) of the KMT, Su Chen-ching, (蘇震清) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and former New Power Party legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) were indicted for alleged violations of the Anti-Corruption Act in September in a case related to ownership of the Pacific SOGO Department store chain.
Prosecutors alleged that they took bribes from former Pacific Distribution Investment Co. Chairman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) to help Lee in his legal battle against the Far Eastern Group over ownership of the department store chain. [FULL STORY]