Private Investigation Company involved in blackmailing
By Ann Yu, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The head of a private investigation company is being probed by the police for allegedly blackmailing a woman using sex tapes, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
February 1, 2013, 1:01 am TWN
According to the police, the head of private investigation company Chiang Mei-chi Investigation (CMI) Chiang Mei-chi (江梅綺) allegedly asked ex-colleague Chou Chia-ming (周家銘) to shoot a sex videotape of a female victim. Chiang was allegedly looking to extort between NT$200,000 and NT$300,000 from the victim.
The police said that the pair also allegedly threatened to distribute sex videos of a Taipei City Government chief if he did not leave his post.
The investigative team searched CMI's head office in Taipei and its branch office in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Ten employees and a receptionist employed by the Taipei Motor Vehicle Office were brought in for questioning. Police said the receptionist was involved with leaking personal information.
According to the police, Chiang refused to admit that she was involved with the crime, saying she was just a shareholder and did not understand much of the company's operations or management.
Chou also denied any connection with the crime, the police said, explaining that he left the company a year ago.
Police said Chou insisted that they were lent to him by a friend.
The police seized more than two sex videotapes from the offices as evidence yesterday.