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Former Taiwan president indicted on new charges

Former Taiwan president indicted on new charges

A Taiwanese prosecutor says former President Chen Shui-bian has been indicted on new graft charges.
Chen Yun-nan says Chen and his wife Wu Shu-chen took 290 million New Taiwan dollars ($8.8 million) in bribes from a local banker, camouflaging the money as either political donations or funds to promote Taiwanese interests overseas.
Chen is already standing trial on charges of embezzling NT$104 million ($3.12 million) from a special fund, receiving at least $9 million in bribes in connection with a government land deal and laundering part of the funds by wiring the money to Swiss bank accounts.
Chen _ Taiwan's president from 2000 to 2008 _ has denied those charges and says he is being persecuted by successor Ma Ying-jeou.


Updated : 2021-08-01 19:51 GMT+08:00