By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supermarket chain PX Mart Chairman Lin Min-hsiung was being questioned by prosecutors Friday in connection with an alleged bribery scandal also involving former New Taipei City Vice Mayor Hsu Chih-chien, reports said.
Hsu, 64, was detained last July for allegedly accepting cash and gold from two real estate developers in return for approving urban renewal and construction projects.
When Lin left the interrogation site Friday evening, he told reporters he was not guilty of any crime and had only been questioned as a witness, not as a defendant.
The case which allegedly involved Lin was reportedly similar to Hsu’s previous problems, as the supermarket chief might have won a green light for an urban renewal project in New Taipei City’s Tamshui District thanks to Hsu. The allegations are not directly related to PX Mart, but to a construction company which Lin also chairs, the Yuanlih Group. [FULL STORY]