Suspects in Legislature kickback case to appeal detention

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/20
By: Liu Shih-yi and Kay Liu

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) The four suspects under investigation for alleged

Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan (center).

Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan (center).

corruption in a case involving computer purchases for the Legislature will appeal a court decision to detain and hold them incommunicado, their lawyers said Wednesday.

The Taipei District Court said it had granted prosecutors permission to detain Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan (林錫山) and three other suspects, who are considered as flight risks and are seen as likely to collaborate on their testimony.

Lin, along with an employee at his office and two workers at Farnet Technologies Co., were taken into custody after prosecutors conducted searches in Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu City and Changhua County Tuesday.

Meanwhile, nine of the 33 people questioned by prosecutors Tuesday, including Lin’s wife, were granted bail but are expected to face charges.     [FULL  STORY]

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