Ex-President Chen, wife must serve 20 years: court
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taiwan High Court announced yesterday the verdict that former President Chen Shui-bian must serve a jail term of 20 years plus a fine of NT$250 million while his wife, Wu Shu-jen, is also required to serve 20 years in prison with a fine of NT$200 million for corruption and other crimes.
February 23, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
But the court set the maximum imprisonment to a combined 20-year period regardless of the nature and seriousness of the crimes in accordance with the previous rules of the Criminal Code before a rule revision was completed in 2005, they explained.
Chen was convicted of corruption involving land transactions related to Longtan Industrial Park, taking bribes from Diana Chen to appoint her chairwoman of Taipei Financial Center Corp. to manage the Taipei 101 Tower, and accepting payments from the Ma family of the Yuanta Financial Group to back one of its merger deals under the name of financial reforms.