Panel refers president for investigation in Taipei Dome case (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/08
By: Huang Li-yun, Ku Chuan and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) A Taipei committee on Friday decided to refer President 201505080032t0001Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to the Ministry of Justice for alleged violations of the law in the Taipei Dome project when he served as Taipei mayor.

Cheng Wen-lung (鄭文龍), a lawyer who represented former President Chen Shui-bian and a member of the Clean Government Committee, alleged that Ma and Lee Sush-der (李述德) changed the parameters of the project in ways that unlawfully provided financial benefits to the main contractor Farglory Land Development Co. (遠雄).

Lee, who is currently chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange, headed Taipei’s Department of Finance when the changes to the build-operate-transfer (BOT) project were made.     [FULL  STORY]

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