Wang You-Theng

Taipei ups pressure to get hands on tycoon

Taiwan will translate parts of a 940-page Chinese-language indictment against a fugitive tycoon into English in the hope that US authorities will deport him to the island.

Saturday, 10 March, 2007, 12:00am

Prosecutors seek 30-year jail term for fugitive tycoon

With former Rebar chief in US, a long extradition battle looms

Taiwanese prosecutors yesterday sought a jail term of 30 years and an unprecedented fine of NT$1.71 billion (HK$406 million) for Wang You-theng over a high-profile embezzlement scandal that rocked the island in January.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Taipei presses US for return of tycoon

Taiwan is stepping up efforts, including seeking US help and hiring legal consultants, to try to have a disgraced tycoon extradited to the island to stand trial.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Singapore sends Rebar tycoon back to America

Taipei requested return of fugitive, but lacks extradition treaty with city state

Singaporean authorities yesterday put fugitive Taiwanese tycoon Wang You-theng and his wife on a plane back to the United States, despite a request by Taipei to extradite them to Taiwan.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Eldest son of fugitive tycoon arrested over Rebar scandal in Taiwan

Prosecutors yesterday detained another son of a fugitive Taiwanese tycoon over a massive financial scandal that has rocked the island.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Taiwanese tycoon and wife on wanted list

Island's officials seek extradition after Rebar couple flee to San Francisco, while political storm rages over financial scandal

Taiwanese authorities officially listed a business tycoon wanted over a massive embezzlement case as an economic fugitive yesterday, putting him on a wanted list that will remain in effect until 2031.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am