Prosecutors search developer’s residence; assets frozen

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 13, 2016
By: Huang Wen-huang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Prosecutors from the Tainan District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday searched the residence of property developer Lin Ming-hui (林明輝) as part of an ongoing investigation into the collapse of the Weiguan Jinlong complex on Saturday last week, while the Tainan District Court approved a request to freeze some of the assets of Lin and two other men.

Lin accompanied the search team, which was looking for documents regarding the complex in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康).

He was chairman of the board of the now-defunct Weiguan Construction Co (維冠建設), which built the massive complex.

Lin and architects Chang Kui-pao (張魁寶) and Cheng Chin-kui (鄭進貴) were detained on Tuesday night.

The prosecutors’ office said the investigation is focusing on allegations that the company skimped on materials and arbitrarily changed designs.     [FULL  STORY]

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