Taiwan’s Vice President, 2 Others Charged With Corruption – Jane Rickards

From The Washington Post:

Vice President Annette Lu and two other senior figures from Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party were charged Friday with and forgery, the latest in a series of scandals that have created turmoil in President Chen Shui-bian‘s independence-minded government.

In addition to Lu, Yu Shyi-kun, the party chairman, and Chen Tan Sun, secretary general of the National Security Council, were accused of having misused government expense accounts by claiming expenses with false receipts.

At the same time, Frank Hsieh, the ruling party’s presidential candidate for elections in March, and his running mate, Su Tseng-chang, were cleared of wrongdoing in the same probe. [Full Text]

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