Taiwan Ex-President Chen Charged with Corruption
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.