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Minor Ting Hsin staff member sentenced

Minor Ting Hsin staff member sentenced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A minor employee of the Ting Hsin International Group was sentenced to four months in prison Tuesday in a marked contrast with recent not-guilty verdicts for former group chairman Wei Ying-chung and his associates.
Appeals against the sentence were possible while Chiang could also avoid prison by paying a fine, but Wei’s November 27 verdict touched off a new wave of indignation and consumer boycotts following the scandals surrounding the use of animal feed-grade oil to make cooking oil for consumer use. Prosecutors appealed against the Wei verdicts, which are now being dealt with by the Taiwan High Court in Taichung.
Chiang Shu-tuan, a woman specialist at Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Company, became the only person in the scandal to be sentenced to prison, in a verdict by the Changhua District Court for her allegedly hiding company documents related to the case in her car.
She told the car she was only responsible at the company for human resources and personnel insurance, and was not involved in all in matters regarding the purchase of ingredients or the manufacturing or distribution of cooking oil. On October 12, she was asked by her manager at the company to perform overtime and to move a number of documents to her car.
Her case was later split from the suit against Wei, explaining why the ruling only came Tuesday. The court judged that the documents she had put in her car were relevant to the issue and had amounted to hiding evidence from investigators. As a result, the court found her guilty.


Updated : 2021-05-08 20:50 GMT+08:00