Taiwan prosecutor charged with taking bribes from gambling parlor


A Taiwanese prosecutor was indicted on charges of accepting more than $800,000 in bribes from the operator of an illegal video gambling parlor in suburban Taipei for help in suppressing investigations. Chen Yu-chen faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. The businessmen, Shih Yung-hua, publicly charged Chen with accepting bribes from him, prompting chen to file a defamation suit, but investigators later substantiated the alleged claims. In addition to cash, Chen is alleged to have received other benefits including meals in luxury restaurants and overseas trips.