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.