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18 years more for Taiwan's former leader Chen Shui-bian

(Global Times)

09:16, October 14, 2011

Taiwan's former leader Chen Shui-bian, who is already in jail for corruption, was given an additional 18-year sentence on Thursday for his role in a financial scandal.

Chen is serving a jail term of 17 years and six months. The high court sentenced him to another 18 years in prison for accepting bribes from the banks, a high-court spokesman added.


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Pan Asian at 2011-10-24220.255.2.*
What"s new? After Bian’s lawyers filed several more rounds of appeal against the sentence to the infamous Taiwan judiciary, the 18 more years will simply revert to 18 days only.

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