Taiwan pursues ‘corrupt’ arms dealer’s family after he dies

Channel News Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2015

TAIPEI: Taiwanese prosecutors said on Tuesday (Apr 28) they will pursue the


family of man accused of reaping hundreds of millions of dollars from a controversial French arms deal over two decades ago, even after he died this year.

Andrew Wang was indicted for corruption in 2006 over his involvement in a slush fund linked to a US$2.8 billion contract for Taiwan to buy six Lafayette-class warships in 1991.

Wang was put on Taiwan’s most wanted list after he and his family fled the island shortly before the scandal broke in 1993. He died from an illness in London in January at the age of 87, Taiwanese officials said.

“We will drop charges against Wang since he had passed away. However, we will continue to seek the return of the ill-gotten funds in Wang’s case from Switzerland,” said Kuo Wen-dong, a spokesman for the special investigation unit under the supreme prosecutor’s office.     [FULL  STORY]

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