By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je will not be indicted over campaign allegations he used an illegal account when he worked at National Taiwan University Hospital, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
During the hard-fought battle for the Taipei City mayoral elections of November 2014, Kuomintang legislator Lo Shu-lei accused Ko of having set up a special account, labeled MG149, which he used to receive donations from business he could hide from hospital management.
Ko always furiously denied the accusations, saying the account was legal and the funds served to help medical research as well as new students, graduates and researchers.
On Wednesday, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office completed its investigation and closed the case. There was not enough evidence to bring any charges against Ko, who won the mayoral election by a landslide despite a variety of allegations being leveled at him during the campaign. [FULL STORY]