20 Sep 2011

Former President Chen Has Jail Term Extended

In a retrial on corruption charges against ex-president Chen Shui-bian (pictured here), Taiwan’s high court sentenced him to two years and eight months in prison, therefore extending his total jail term to 20 years. Chen has been in prison since 2009.

This sentence is related to a case in which Chen was accused of embezzling around $5 million from a special presidential fund while in power. The court acquitted him of the corruption charges, but found him guilty of money-laundering and forgery.

For the full article on bbc.co.uk, please click here. The picture above is also featured in the article and is credited to Agence France-Presse.