15 indicted for illegally helping multiple Chinese enter Taiwan
Tainan, Sept. 28 (CNA) Fifteen people affiliated with an online company were indicted Monday by Tainan prosecutors for unlawfully helping over 1,000 Chinese nationals enter Taiwan.
The 15 are linked to WISBET Digital Entertainment Developing Co., Ltd., including the company's acting CEO surnamed Pan (潘), who is the girlfriend of the man in charge of the company.
The company's head, surnamed Chuang (莊), has fled Taiwan and the authorities have put him on a wanted list.
All 15 were charged with document forgery and violations of the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, according to the indictment.
The firm also helped foreign operators set up operations hubs and recruit foreign workers in Taiwan, including assistance with applications for visas to enter the country, Tainan District Prosecutors' Office spokesman Lin Chung-pin (林仲斌) said, after an investigation that started in January.
WISBET illegally helped 1,094 Chinese nationals enter Taiwan from 2015-2019, and chalked up NT$50.52 million (US$1.71 million) in service fee for its operators, Tainan prosecutors said.
In addition, prosecutors in Taipei in July found the e-commerce company to be a front for a cross-border gambling website that laundered money for 50 domestic and foreign gambling websites, making NT$5 billion in an eight-day period.
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