Prosecutor confesses to bribes from gambling operator

Former Taiwanese prosecutor Chen Yu-chen confessed in court to charges of accepting $800,000 in monthly bribes from the operator of an illegal video gambling parlor in suburban Taipei for help in suppressing investigations between 2000 and 2006. Chen said she was not motivated by the money because her mother and the mother of  businessmen Shih Yung-hua were friends. Chen faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Shih was also indicted in March.