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Chiang Kai-shek descendant drops appeal against prison sentence

Chiang Kai-shek descendant drops appeal against prison sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Andrew Chiang, a great-grandson of President Chiang Kai-shek, was likely to serve six months in jail for threatening the Taipei American School after he dropped an appeal to the Supreme Court, reports said Tuesday.

The Shilin District Court ruled last December 26 that he could serve six months or pay a fine of NT$180,000 (US$5,700). He first filed an appeal which the Supreme Court was scheduled to discuss for the first time on Wednesday, but on Tuesday, he told his attorneys to drop it, reports said.
As a result, the court also canceled Wednesday’s session and the earlier verdict will stand.
The Canadian-born Chiang, 25, was reportedly first expelled from TAS nine years ago, which led him to make threats against the school in Taipei City’s Tienmu area. In 2012, he began sending threatening e-mails to the vice principal and made online threats of placing a bomb at the school and killing its teachers and students.
Chiang also appeared in front of the school where he made rude gestures, but he denied having any intention of putting his threats into practice. The district-level court ruled that since his Facebook postings were public, they created anxiety among the public, while he later showed no remorse and admitted no guilt.
Chiang is a grandson of President Chiang Ching-kuo and a brother of prominent designer Demos Chiang. He is the first member of the family to face a prison sentence, the Chinese-language Apple Daily remarked.


Updated : 2021-09-18 10:52 GMT+08:00