Case involves illegal NT$5 billion loan to overseas company: reports
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors raided 13 homes and offices while summoning SinoPac Financial
Holdings (永豐金控) Chairman Ho Show-chung (何壽川) for questioning about alleged illegal loans worth NT$5 billion (US$164.7 million), reports said Friday.
Ho, 72, gained prominence as the head of Yuen Foong Yu Paper Manufacturing Group (YFY, 永豐餘) and later ventured into the financial sector with SinoPac Financial Holdings, which includes Bank SinoPac (永豐銀行).
From October 2009, Grand Capital International Ltd., a company controlled 100 percent by a SinoPac affiliate, loaned NT$5 billion to J&R Trading Co., a business which existed only on paper, according to media reports.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office on Friday took to the road with 13 warrants to raid homes and offices in Taipei City and New Taipei City, while 23 suspects and witnesses, including Ho, were summoned for questioning, reports said. The interviews would focus on suspected violations of the Securities and Exchange Act (證交法). [FULL STORY]