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Former Taiwan president recieves medical parole
Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was granted a one-month medical parole Monday by Taiwan's Ministry of Justice for treatment of neurodegeneration. Chen, 64, is currently in the fourth year of his 20-year sentence for corruption. While in (More)
Taiwan chief prosecutor sentenced to 14 months in prison for information leak
The Taipei District Court on Friday sentenced Taiwanese Prosecutor-general Huang Shih-ming to 14 months in prison for passing confidential information to the country's president regarding investigations into corruption charges. The investigation re (More)
Taiwan president's son-in-law was sentenced to prison for insider trading
On December 27, 2006, President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law Chao Chien-min was sentenced to six years in prison for insider trading. This was one of several scandals involving Chen and his family during his two terms as president. In October 2011, Ch (More)
Taiwan Supreme Court reduced sentence for ex-president Chen
On November 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of the Republic of China reduced the sentences of former president Chen Shui-bian and his wife. The two had each been sentenced to 12-year prison terms on charges for bribery, which was reduced to 11 years eac (More)
Taiwan high court sentences ex-president Chen to additional prison time
The Taiwan High Court on Thursday sentenced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian to 18 years in prison after finding him guilty of financial fraud, overturning a lower court ruling. Members of Chen's family, including his wife, were also fou (More)
Taiwanese ex-president Chen indicted for embezzlement
On September 23, 2009, Taiwan prosecutors indicted former president Chen Shui-bian, less than two weeks after Chen was sentenced to life in prison on other corruption charges. The new charge accused Chen of embezzling $330,000 from funds he received (More)
Taiwan ex-president Chen acquitted of one charge, given additional sentence
The Taiwan High Court on Friday overturned the conviction of former president Chen Shui-bian [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on charges of embezzling state funds but sentenced him to additional jail time on charges of money-laundering and forg (More)
Taiwan launches anti-corruption agency
Taiwan established an anti-corruption agency Wednesday in an effort to quell corruption among government officials. The Agency Against Corruption (AAC) aims to reduce and deter corruption , raise conviction rates for corrupt officials and protect hu (More)
Former Taiwan president indicted on embezzlement charges
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui was indicted on Thursday on charges of money laundering and embezzling money from a secret diplomatic fund. Lee and a top aide, Liu Tai-ying, were charged with embezzling $7.79 million from a National Securit (More)
Taiwan passes controversial new law to remove judges
The Taiwan Judicial Yuan President Lai Hau-min announced Tuesday a new law to remove judges, but critics argue the measure could destroy judicial independence. The new law requires [Taiwan Today report] that judges be evaluated every three years by (More)
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