Date: Jul 19, 2017
By: Wang Ting-chuan and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The New Taipei City District Prosecutors’ Office detained six people and released nine others on bail after launching an investigation into alleged corruption at the army’s Automobile Maintenance Base on Monday.
Eighteen long-term contracting firms are under investigation over accusations that they substituted lesser-quality materials manufactured in China to be used for maintenance of Humvees and larger vehicles, prosecutors said.
Base commander Huang Shun-hui (黃順暉) was allegedly bribed to leak information on project bids, while repairs inspector Warrant Officer Chang Hung-yueh (張弘岳) was allegedly bribed to overlook the use of parts manufactured in China, prosecutors said.
Chuang Chien-chih (莊健智), an employee of one of the contractors suspected of having organized crime ties, allegedly designated which company would receive the bid, prosecutors said. [FULL STORY]