Taiwan Ex-President Chen Charged with Corruption

Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian has been formally indicted on charges of graft, forgery, and money laundering. From Reuters:

Former Taiwan president and anti-China firebrand Chen Shui-bian was indicted on Friday in connection with a series of corruption-related scandals involving himself and family members.

Prosecutors said they would recommend the heaviest sentence possible on charges of graft, forgery and money laundering.

The charges were the first filed against Chen since his November 12 arrest when he was detained. No other former Taiwan president has faced criminal prosecution.

December 12, 2008 3:47 PM
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