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Ex-Taiwan Leader Indicted on More Graft Charge

09-23 13:33 Caijing

Full article in Chinese: http://www.caijing.com.cn/2009-09-22/110258273.html

» Taiwanese prosecutors on Sept. 22 indicted former leader Chen Shui-bian on an additional charge of embezzling funds intended for 11 overseas visits during his tenure.
» Investigations found that the money, totaling US$ 330,000, had been transferred to Chen's son who lived abroad.
» Also indicted were Chen's chief of "National Security Council" Chiou I-jen, suspected of embezzling US$ 500,000 from a secret diplomatic fund with the assistance of former "foreign minister" Kau Ying-mao.
» A court sentenced Chen to life imprisonment on Sept. 11, convicting him of embezzling state funds, forgery, taking bribes and money laundering.
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