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Ex-president to remain jailed two more months

ROC Central News Agency

2010/04/16 20:28:32

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) A Taiwan High Court panel ruled Friday that former President Chen Shui-bian will remain at the Taipei Detention Center for another two months.

Friday's ruling means that Chen will not be released before June 11, when the Taiwan High Court hands down its verdict on the appeal of his conviction.

Chen was first arrested Nov. 12, 2008 after being charged with corruption and money laundering. He was set free a month later following his indictment.

Chen was detained again December 30, 2008 by the Taipei District Court on a request by prosecutors and has never been released since that time. The high court panel took charge of Chen's case on Sept. 24, 2009, after he appealed his life sentence.

Both Chen and his wife were sentenced to life in prison on Sept. 11, 2009 by the Taipei District Court and fined NT$200 million (US$6.13 million) and NT$300 million, respectively, on counts of corruption, embezzlement and taking bribes. (By Y. C. Lai and Flor Wang) enditem/bc



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