l Former Cabinet Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih was taken into custody on July 2 after the Special Investigation Division (SID) obtained evidence confirming corruption allegations against him.
l Former Taipei District Court subsequently rendered a judgment to retain Lin incommunicado for up to two months. Within three days, Lin’s wife and mother were also charged with “aiding and perpetuating” the alleged acts of corruption and money laundering.
l Allegations of corruption against Lin—and his subsequent admission for taking the money—dealt a serious blow to Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and the administration that have long emphasized clean government as a “core value.”
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