Hsinchu County Commissioner Cheng Yung-chin (
The Hsinchu District Court freed Cheng after he posted bail of NT$1 million (US$30,300).
"Current evidence indicates he might have taken some bribes," said Chen Yu-jin (
Prosecutors said Cheng was suspected of accepting bribes ranging from NT$1 million to NT$2 million from six construction companies in exchange for the speedy delivery of construction licenses.
If the construction firms did not pay up, the processing of the licenses would be made to proceed slowly, prosecutors alleged.
Prosecutors added that a county government official, Huang Chin-chiu (
Cheng also allegedly helped an independent county councilor, Fan Yu-yen (范玉燕), to win a contract to supply office furniture to the county government, prosecutors said.
Fan was summoned for questioning on Monday, but the councilor had already left for Hong Kong last week.
Cheng told reporters he would cooperate with the investigation before visiting the prosecutors' office on Monday.
Hsu Bing-wen (
Hsu, the lead prosecutor in the case, on Monday led seven prosecutors and more than 60 investigators on a raid on Cheng's office and residence, as well as the county council and the construction companies.
Twelve people with the county government and the construction firms were summoned for questioning on Monday.
Ten were released on bail yesterday.