TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau has posted a NT$250,000 (US$8,100) bounty for information leading to the arrest of blogger Su Chen-tuan (蘇陳端), her husband Paul Huang (黃博健), or her father-in-law Huang Li-hsiung (黃立雄), media reports said.
The bounty is valid for a period of 25 years, and could net an individual NT$750,000 if all three are arrested.
Su, who is popularly known as Lady Nai Nai (貴婦奈奈), was charged with embezzlement, and the trio fled Taiwan on Nov. 30, 2018. All three were later charged with fraud, and they are claiming “refugee status” in Canada.
It is alleged that Su and Paul Huang defrauded investors and customers of NT$1 billion in a clinic at which Huang was a cosmetic surgeon.
On Jan. 8, the Taipei Prosecutor's Office issued an arrest warrant for the three suspects, and on the following day, the trio travelled from the U.S. into Canada. They hold permanent residency status in Canada, and upon arrival, Su reportedly applied for refugee status, reports suggest.
Taiwan and Canada do not have an extradition treaty, and Taiwanese have previously sought refuge from charges in the great white north, reported Taiwan News.
The affair has piqued the interest of Taiwanese citizens in Canada, who have set up a Facebook group to track down the whereabouts of the suspects.