Tainan KMT campaign official sentenced

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-3
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A top official on Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao’s election campaign was sentenced to five years in prison for vote-buying Friday.

After his surprise election as speaker last December 25, the Kuomintang’s Lee became the target of an investigation linked to vote-buying, while Mayor William Lai refused to attend city council sessions.

The Tainan District Court on Friday sentenced the chief of Lee’s campaign for a seat on the city council, Huang Cheng-ching, to five years in jail. Two other campaign workers, Lee Li-hua and Kang Ching-liang, received suspended sentences of two years and one year respectively.     [FULL  STORY]

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