Ex-DPP lawmaker put on wanted list
Central News Agency
2014-04-02 11:28 PM
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Taipei prosecutors labeled former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chang Chun-hung a fugitive Wednesday after he failed to report to prosecutors to begin a prison term Tuesday. The warrant for his arrest by law enforcement officers will remain effective until 2032. Chang was sentenced by the Taiwan High Court to a two-year jail term for breach of trust relating to the embezzlement of funds from Formosa Telecom Investment Co. during his time as company chairman in 1996. Part of his sentence was commuted to a fine. The sentence was a reduction from the two years and seven months he had been handed by a lower court. Chang was due to report to prosecutors at 10 a.m. Tuesday to start serving his term, but his attorney requested a suspension of sentence in the morning because Chang was involved in other legal cases, the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office said. Prosecutors said they had obtained intelligence that Chang is still in Taiwan. (By Liu Shih-yi and Evelyn Kao) Ensditem/WH
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