Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is still entangled in a number of corruption and secret leaks cases.
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a high-profile indictment last week over a secrets
leak while serving as Taiwan president, Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was spared a corruption charge over the unaccounted special expense funds, as the Taipei District Prosecutors Office cited Monday that the Supreme Court acquitted him of the same charge in 2008 and Taiwan’s Legislature has decriminalized the use of the special expense funds occurring before the end of 2006.
The ruling was made in response to a complaint filed by then-legislator Hsieh Hsin-ni (謝欣霓) and then-city councilor Yen Sheng-kuan (顏聖冠) between 2006 and 2007 over the legitimacy of the use of Ma’s special expense funds as Taipei Mayor and of its use on Ma’s adopted dog. The case had been established before the Supreme Court’s ruling on a similar case in 2008. [FULL STORY]