Ex-Taiwan leader indicted on graft charge: Report

Former president Lee Teng-hui has been indicted on a charge of embezzling from a state fund.

Taipei: Taiwanese media say former president Lee Teng-hui has been indicted on a charge of embezzling from a state fund.

The semi-official Central News Agency said on Thursday that Lee and his top aide, Liu Tai-ying, were indicted on charges of embezzling USD 7.79 million from a secret diplomatic fund.

The Prosecutors` Office decline to confirm the report before a news conference scheduled later Thursday.

Lee served as president between 1988 and 2000. He was elected in Taiwan`s first popular Presidential Election in 1996.

Another former Taiwanese president, Chen Shui-bian, is serving a 20-year-jail term for a series of corruption charges.

Bureau Report

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