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Fugitive says Chen took his donations

WANTED MAN Comparing Chen Shui-bian to Hitler, the fugitive former Tuntex head said the president accepted money from him before the 2000 election

By Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTER

DPP campaign spokesman Wu Nai-jen (吳乃仁) also called on Chen You-hao to return home and explain his NT$100 million donation to People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜).

"It's obvious that Chen You-hao enjoys a close relationship with the pan-blue camp, because according to the Control Yuan's investigation report on the Chung Hsiung Bills Finance scandal, the NT$100 million contribution made by Chen You-hao ended up in Soong's bank account," Wu said.

In the Chung Hsiung Bills Finance scandal, which was uncovered in 1999 in the run-up to the 2000 presidential election, Soong was alleged to have embezzled funds from the KMT. The case was generally believed to have led to Soong losing the election.

Cabinet Spokesman Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) dismissed Chen You-hao's statement that his inclusion in the 10 most wanted list had been politically motivated as "distorting the truth."

"There are four different categories of people included in the 10 most wanted list, and Chen You-hao is one of those accused of committing financial crimes," he said.

Additional reporting by Lin Chieh-yu

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