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]
November 11, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of the Republic of China reduced the sentences of former president Chen Shui-bian and his wife. The two had each been sentenced to 12-year prison terms on charges for bribery, which was reduced to 11 years each. The two were indicted on suspicion of taking ...[read more]
October 14, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The Taiwan High Court on Thursday sentenced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian to 18 years in prison after finding him guilty of financial fraud, overturning a lower court ruling. Members of Chen's family, including his wife, were also found guilty on corruption charges and given prison ...[read more]
September 23, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 23, 2009, Taiwan prosecutors indicted former president Chen Shui-bian, less than two weeks after Chen was sentenced to life in prison on other corruption charges. The new charge accused Chen of embezzling $330,000 from funds he received to travel overseas while president. Chen denied ...[read more]
August 26, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Taiwan High Court on Friday overturned the conviction of former president Chen Shui-bian on charges of embezzling state funds but sentenced him to additional jail time on charges of money-laundering and forgery. The court had previously sentenced Chen to 20 years in prison on embezzlement ...[read more]
December 12, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 12, 2008, former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was indicted on charges of corruption. His wife Wu Shu-chen, his son and daughter-in-law, three former presidential aides, and eight other associates and family members were also indicted. Chen has been charged with embezzlement, ...[read more]
November 11, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The Supreme Court of the Republic of China Thursday reduced the 12-year prison sentences for former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and his wife to 11 years each for bribery charges. The Supreme Court also assigned fines totaling nearly USD $5 million. The court remanded to lower court another ...[read more]
November 7, 2010
by Erin Bock
Prosecutors from the Taiwanese Special Investigation Panel (SIP) announced Sunday that they will appeal the recent acquittal of former president Chen Shui-bian. Chen was acquitted on Friday of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading after the Taipei District Court ruled ...[read more]
November 6, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and 21 co-defendants, including his wife and other relatives, were acquitted on Friday of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading. Taipei District Court Judge Chou Chan-chun cited lack of evidence in his ruling, noting that, under ...[read more]
September 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 11, 2009, former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was found guilty on corruption charges and sentenced to life in prison. Chen's wife Wu Shu-Chen was also given a life sentence after the pair were convicted on charges of embezzlement, receiving bribes, forgery and money laundering. ...[read more]

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