December 27, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 27, 2006, President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law Chao Chien-min was sentenced to six years in prison for insider trading. This was one of several scandals involving Chen and his family during his two terms as president. In October 2011, Chen was sentenced to 18 years in prison for ...[read more]
March 12, 2010
by Amelia Mathias
Taiwanese Justice Minister Wang Ching-feng resigned Thursday in defense of her position against the death penalty. Though Taiwan has not executed a criminal since 2005, Wang said she would not sign the execution warrants of any of the 44 prisoners still on death row. Her resignation was sparked by ...[read more]
February 13, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On February 13, 2007, Ma Ying-jeou, the chairman of Taiwan's opposition party was indicted on embezzlement charges from his time as Mayor of Taipei. That same day, Ma stepped down as leader of the Kuomintang Party and proceeded to announce his candidacy for the Presidency of Taiwan. In the ...[read more]
January 12, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Taiwanese court said Monday that former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian will be tried Friday in closed-door proceedings. The High Court said that proceedings, set for 9:30 AM Friday, would be closed to the media under secrecy regulations. Chen was indicted in September on corruption charges ...[read more]
March 26, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The corruption trial of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian opened Thursday, one day after Chen criticized the proceedings as political persecution. Chen was indicted in December and faces possible life in prison on charges of embezzlement, receiving bribes, forgery, and money laun... ...[read more]
April 24, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Supreme Court of Taiwan Thursday upheld a December 2007 ruling by the Taiwan High Court acquitting Taiwanese President-elect Ma Ying-jeou on graft charges. Prosecutors had filed an appeal of the High Court decision, asking the Supreme Court to clarify the legality of the Taiwanese system that ...[read more]
January 9, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Taiwanese prosecutors filed an appeal Wednesday to a decision by the Taiwan High Court last month upholding the acquittal of former Taipei mayor Ma Ying-jeou on graft charges. Prosecutors hope that the Taiwan Supreme Court will clarify the legality of the Taiwanese system that allows high-ranking ...[read more]
December 28, 2007
by Howard Kline
The Taiwan High Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of former Taipei mayor Ma Ying-jeou on graft charges, clearing the way for Ma to run in Taiwan's presidential elections in March 2008. Ma was acquitted earlier this year by a lower court on charges that he diverted $333,000 of public money int... ...[read more]
October 12, 2007
by Patrick Porter
The Taiwan High Court opened proceedings Friday in the corruption trial of Ma Ying-jeou, the opposition presidential candidate in the 2008 Taiwanese presidential election. Ma was acquitted of the corruption charges by the Taipei District Court, but the Taipei High Prosecutors Office appealed that ...[read more]
August 14, 2007
by Michael Sung
Former Taiwanese opposition party leader Ma Ying-jeou was acquitted of corruption and accounting fraud charges by the Taipei District Court Tuesday. The court ruled that there was no evidence that Ma had misappropriated a special discretionary expense fund for his personal use during his term as ...[read more]

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