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]