CORRUPTION PROBES: The Taipei Prosecutors’ Office said it would appeal the bail decision. The lawmaker’s office chief, Lin Chia-chi, is being detained incommunicado
Date: Aug 04, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday said that it would appeal the Taipei District Court’s decision late Sunday night to release independent Legislator Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) on NT$1 million bail (US$33,863) after he was listed as a suspect in a bribery case.
As of press time last night, four other current and former legislators implicated in another corruption probe were in bail hearing sessions or waiting for their turn.
They are Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators Chen Chao-ming (陳超明) and Sufin Siluko (廖國棟), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) and former New Power Party legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明).
The court also approved the prosecutors’ office request to have the chief secretary of Chao’s office, Lin Chia-chi (林家騏), detained incommunicado. [FULL STORY]