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State prosecutor-general sentenced to 14 months

2014/03/21 16:27:59

Taipei, March 21 (CNA) State Prosecutor-General Huang Shyh-ming was sentenced to one year and two months in prison Friday for leaking classified information related to an ongoing investigation to President Ma Ying-jeou.

Huang has said he would resign if found guilty. His four-year term is due to end on April 18.

The Taipei District Court allowed the senior prosecutor to commute his sentence to a fine of NT$420,000 (US$13,721).

Huang's public disclosures and briefings to Ma and Premier Jiang Yi-huah over the Special Investigation Division's probe into alleged influence peddling by senior politicians ignited a political wildfire last September.

(By Page Tsai and Jay Chen)
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Update:
State prosecutor-general pledges to resign following guilty verdict

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