Ex-Taiwan president’s son jailed in money laundering case
Beijing, Apr 27 (EFE).- The son of former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has been sentenced to one year in jail in a money laundering case.
Authorities have said the money laundering episode unearthed several corruption cases involving the former first family.
The Supreme Court imposed a fine of $48,000 on Chen Chih-Chung, according to Taiwan’s state-run Central News Agency on Thursday.
The younger Chen is currently a Kaohsiung City councilor, a seat he has to vacate after conviction.
The court gave Chen Chih-Chung’s wife, Huang Jui-ching, ten months in prison, suspended for four years, and a fine of $32,000.
The court said the couple illegally profited $8.1 million from money laundering.
The money has been seized and will return to the national treasury.
The case is one of the several alleged scandals involving the family of the former Taiwan president.
Chen Shui-bian served as the president from 2000-2008.
He was sentenced in 2009 to life imprisonment, later reduced to 20 years.
His wife, Wu Shu-Jen, was also sentenced in 2010 to 11 years in a corruption case. EFE