Taiwan: Four legislators, one ex-lawmaker indicted on bribery charges

Four legislators and one former lawmaker were indicted by Taipei prosecutors Monday for receiving bribes.

The lawmakers indicted for alleged violations of the Anti-Corruption Act included Chen Chao-ming (陳超明) and Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT); independent lawmaker Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇); Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and former New Power Party legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明).

All of the lawmakers except for Chao were indicted for allegedly taking bribes from former Pacific Distribution Investment Co. Chairman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) to help Lee in his legal battle against the Far Eastern Group over ownership of the Pacific SOGO Department store chain, according to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office.

The original full article can be found at focustaiwan.tw

 

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