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Prosecutors detain retired judge for alleged bribe-taking

Prosecutors detain retired judge for alleged bribe-taking

Prosecutors detained a former Taiwan High Court judge early Thursday on suspicion of taking a bribe from a defendant in a criminal case in 2005.
Fang A-sheng, who retired from the High Court later that year and now works as a lawyer, was taken into custody after a panel of three Taipei District Court judges approved a prosecutors' request.
He was the latest former or incumbent High Court judge in the last two months to be detained for alleged corruption.
A spokesman for the court said there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Fang took a bribe from Chang Ping-lung, a judge from the High Court's Hualien branch, to help clear Chang in a corruption trial.
The spokesman said the court approved the request based on transcripts of tapped telephone conversations and testimony given by other witnesses in the case.


Updated : 2021-05-08 10:29 GMT+08:00