Prosecutors press charges in Taichung railway case

A LOT OF TROUBLE:A scheme to avoid paying a fine involved kidnapping, blackmail, procurement for sex, kickbacks, and influence peddling, investigators said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 16, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff writer

Prosecutors have filed charges against 12 people suspected of being involved in a more than NT$1 billion (US$31.32 million) public infrastructure project to build an elevated railway in Taichung.

Hua Sheng Engineering Construction Co obtained a tender — part of the “Taichung Metropolitan Area Elevated Railway Project” — to build 21.7km of rail tracks along with elevated station platforms, viaducts, barriers, electrical and utility lines, and underpass crossings.

The Taichung District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday said that the company was fined NT$33 million for construction delays and other breaches of its contract.    [FULL  STORY]

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