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Briefs, November 7, 2012

Jail term extended for Taiwan's ex-first lady

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 4:09am

Taiwan former first lady gets additional jail term

Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian (second left) and wife Wu Shu-chen (bottom) in January. Photo: AFP

Taiwan’s high court has extended the jail term of the wife of former president Chen Shui-bian by 14 months following convictions for graft and money laundering, officials said on Tuesday.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:16pm

Chen rails against 'persecution'

Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian used a publicly broadcast eulogy he made at a family prayer service for his late mother-in-law yesterday to again claim he had been politically persecuted.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-leader Chen and wife handed new jail terms

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian, already jailed for 17 1/2 years for corruption, has received another 18-year prison sentence for accepting bribes in relation to two bank mergers during his time in office.

His wife, Wu Shu-chen, was sentenced to an additional 11 years in prison on top of her 17 1/2-year sentence for corruption.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Taiwan's Chen cleared of stealing special state funds

Imprisoned former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was acquitted of embezzling special state funds in a dramatic twist that is likely to boost his camp's chances in January's legislative election.

But the latest verdict will not affect the 171/2-year sentence he is serving after being convicted of two counts of bribe-taking by the Supreme Court last November.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Spy chief jailed in Chen scandal

The Taiwanese High Court sentenced a former investigation chief to six years in prison over his role in a corruption scandal involving former president Chen Shui-bian.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Chen gets new shot at freedom

Graft-tainted former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has won another shot at freedom after the Supreme Court ordered a new hearing on whether to free him.

Citing insufficient proof, the court yesterday revoked the Taiwan High Court's September 24 ruling to deny Chen's bail request and ordering that he be held for three more months.

9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Chen sues judges over detention as bribes verdict looms

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has sued three judges for illegal detention ahead of a court verdict on corruption charges against him which is due next month.

Chen, who has been held at Taipei Detention Centre since December 30, filed the lawsuit through a lawyer at Taipei District Court yesterday against judges Tsai Shou-hsun, Wu Ding-ya and Hsu Chien-hui.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Chen case a tragedy for Taiwanese democracy

The indictment of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian on charges of corruption in office is not surprising, given the evidence that has emerged against him. But the laying of serious charges against such a prominent public figure represents a troubling new low for Taiwan's politics.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Chen says US$1.9m sent to US for diplomatic missions

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian told his wife to send almost US$2 million in an unfrozen account in Singapore to a Democratic Progressive Party bigwig for diplomatic missions, Mr Chen told a court yesterday.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Investigation chief gave Chen files on transfers

A former Taiwanese investigation chief has admitted giving documents concerning alleged money laundering to ex-president Chen Shui-bian, dealing a fresh blow to the island's scandal-tainted former leader.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Chen Shui-bian quits party amid new scandal

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has quit the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) amid a scandal of alleged money laundering that sparked an outcry from supporters.

16 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Arms-buy boss named in probe

Taiwan's Defence Ministry confirmed yesterday that a key officer was under investigation over his involvement with an ill-fated arms-purchase company that is set to be shut down tomorrow.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Wife's first public outing in a year

Taiwanese first lady Wu Shu-chen made her first public appearance in more than a year yesterday when she went to the polls.

She had not been seen in public for 392 days, dating to when she attended her corruption trial on charges of embezzling NT$14 million (HK$3.37 million) in special state funds.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chen son-in-law's appeal rejected

Jail term lengthened for member of Taiwan's ruling family

Taiwan's High Court has rejected an appeal by President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law and increased his jail sentence to seven years for insider trading in a verdict that has shaken Mr Chen's administration.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am