Taoyuan official removed for alleged influence peddling

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/14
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) The Taoyuan city government removed its deputy chief of economic 3659274development from his post Friday over alleged involvement in influence peddling.

Wang Yun-chen (王允宸) was demoted to the post of executive officer with immediate effect, according to a statement released by the city government.

Another key person in the case, Cheng Yi-hsiung (鄭義雄), was dismissed as an adviser to the city government, an honorary unpaid post, the city government said.

The decisions came one day after prosecutors raided offices of the city’s Department of Economic Development and Department of Labor, and summoned nine officials for questioning, who included Wang, Cheng and deputy chief of labor Li Hsien-hsiang (李賢祥), as part of an investigation into several cases of alleged influence peddling.     [FULL  STORY]

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