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Taiwan judicial chief to resign over graft scandal

Taiwan judicial chief to resign over graft scandal

Taiwan's judicial chief has offered to resign to take moral responsibility for a bribery scandal involving three judges and a prosecutor.
Lai In-jaw's announcement comes three days after the senior judges and prosecutor were taken into custody for allegedly accepting bribes from a former lawmaker in exchange for a not guilty verdict in a land acquisition case.
Lai is president of the Judicial Yuan, which controls courts and the prosecutorial system. He said in Saturday's statement that his resignation is pending approval by President Ma Ying-jeou.
Ma has made clean government a centerpiece of his rule since taking office two years ago. Corruption cases have notably dwindled in that time.


Updated : 2021-05-11 15:54 GMT+08:00